Amateur rocket "Proteus 6.5" launches from the Black Rock Desert, 9/25/2010. Constructed and launched by Jeff Taylor and Curt Newport, Proteus 6.5 reached an apogee of about 75000 feet ASL. After passing its peak altitude, the rocket deployed a parachute and descended safely to earth where it was recovered to be flown again. Proteus 6.5 is 6" in diameter, 14 feet tall, and weighs about 180 lbs on the pad. Watch for our next flight in the Fall of 2011.