Launching Rockets

Rocket Launch, originally uploaded by JoshB.

I made a couple of model rockets for our Cub Scout pack meeting tonight (I’m a Webelos den leader). I had an ulterior motive – I want to modify one to hold a CVS disposable camcorder, as seen in Make Magazine issue 07. Didn’t get the camera mod done, but I did have two rockets to launch tonight.

(Yes, that’s me in my orange Crocs, and if you look closely, you’ll see Emma in her red Crocs, too. :-))

I asked a friend to take some shots with my Canon SD700 IS. It was getting dark, and it was a little more than the camera could handle. These are a couple of shots that turned out OK, with cool fire trails. Here’s another, more blurry, shot with a launch trail:

Another friend had his Nikon D50 DSLR, and took some really amazing shots – I’ll post those as soon as I get them from him. I also shot video of the festivities, from a tripod, but I haven’t looked at the footage. I’ll post anything that turns out interesting or cool.