9 Ft Foam Rocket with I 140 Motor at CATO Launch Event Oct 15, 2016
CATO Rocket Launch Event, Durham, CT, October 15, 2016. This was a scratch-built 9-foot tall high-power model rocket made from 1/4-inch thick sheet foam insulation purchased at Home Depot and rolled into tubes. It was powered by an Aerotech I-140-14A motor with 7-second delay. The payload was a 1-foot tall Teddy Bear in a space suit purchased at The Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. The Estes altimeter registered a peak altitude of 865 feet. This was my 1st successful flight with an I-140 motor; the parachute opened and the rocket didn't explode.