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Rocket on the pad, sans nose cone, as the altimeter is readied.
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Team looks on as Brian preps the altimeter
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Hooking up the micro clips to the 4-motor cluster
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Brian examines everything prior to launch
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One final check!
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Countdown has begun!
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Houston, we have a problem!  Only 3 motors lit. The clips to the 4th motor held on and carried the igniter rig to the top of the rod and held the rocket in place.  At the last instant, it released and the rocket arced over and power pranged about 20 feet from the pad.
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Inspecting the damage.  I could FEEL Brian's pain.  As upset as I knew he was, he held himself together very well.
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A close up of the igniter rig.  More on this later.
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Photo of their launch control panel.  Who says rocketeers don't have a sense of humor!
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Two days later, with a repaired rocket, Brian tries again.  His team was unable to attend the launch as it was during school.  Brian was out during Study Hall on a field trip pass.
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Taking extra care this time, Brian loads the 4 motors.
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Brian did his best to leave nothing to chance, checking and re-checking each lead.
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Connecting up the last of the igniter leads.
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A close up of the igniter rig in action.  This was a ring designed to support the rocket (see the saddle under the left and right fin).  Each motor has its own set of igniter clips.  Very elegant.
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LIFTOFF!
Brian is captured at the moment of ignition, finger still on the launch button.  I can not imagine his anxiety at this critical moment when he is no longer in control.  Perfect burn and boost! 
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Trying to snap photo's while keeping track of the stop watch AND the rocket, I pretty much just pointed and shot pictures without really looking at the camera.  Out of about 6 photo's I actually caught the rocket in 3 of them.
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Getting closer to the ground, the rocket wasn't as far away as it appears in the pictures.
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Nearing the ground about 200 yards from the launch pad, the rocket stayed well within the boundaries of the field.
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Here, Brian shows me the egg compartment verifying that the egg is undamaged from its flight.

Average time: 44:44
Altitude: 744 Feet

Final Score: 7.12

Simply incredible!

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