Liftoff!!!

We managed to capture some in flight video of our full scale competition rocket using a tiny on board camera. Check it out!

The team backed up to the launch system and held our breath. Several months of work were about to be launched into the sky, hopefully it all came down in one piece.

 

Success! PHEW!

Came down on the parachutes and everything is undamaged!

 Almost ready to go!

Almost ready to go!

After a launch rail button snapped off as we were loading it on the rail on Sunday, the UMass Student Launch team fixed up the rocket and brought it out again on Wednesday. The weather had warmed up a bit since Sunday, which meant that the field was incredibly wet and hard to traverse.

 Greg pours water out of his boot.

Greg pours water out of his boot.