I grew up during the space race, projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo were the backdrop of my formative years. This was also long before the days of toys needing to be idiot proof. Anyone could buy over the counter rocket engines capable of lifting a two pound rocket 500 to 1,000 feet into the sky. This was a model of the Saturn Five - the moon shot rocket. My oldest brother started it, grew bored and left it to me. It flew a couple of times, before suffering a parachute failure leaving it crumpled in a heap. I flew three of four model rockets that year, lost a couple of them that went high and blew away on the wind.
Have you flown model rockets?