Bullistic II Test Launch

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It was a cold, wet day for our team, bringing out the Bullistic II in hopes of a successful launch. Early in the morning we helped to prepare the field for the monthly launch at the Rocking V ranch, keeping an eye on the weather and looking for our launch window. At 10 am we began prepping the rocket, loading the black powder charges, and loading the parachutes into the airframe. As a light drizzle came down we placed the rocket on the pad, anticipating the three altimeter beeps that would be the all clear signal. As the motor lit and the rocket soared upwards it was clear, it was a beautiful flight, and one we can certainly be proud of. Though ultimately we did not reach the altitude we desired it was a safe flight, with an undamaged recovery and plenty of data to analyse. We would like to give a big thanks to all of those who have bee supporting our team, we would have never made it this far without you. With that being said, we are getting ready for Huntsville! — Nicholas Conde