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It just doesn't get any better--or bigger than this in high-power rocketry.  Volunteers help lift Wedge Oldham's 700-pound, 30-foot-tall Black Brandt on to the mechanized launch pad at the Back Rock  Desert in Northern Nevada in 2004.  The rocket was powered by three Darren Wright P motors.
The 700-pound rocket screamed off the pad under the simultaneous ignition of the three P motors.  The rocket climbed to more than 18,000 feet before returning in great condition in two seperate sections.  The main booster dropped to the ground softly under a 47-foot-wide military surplus parachute.
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