World-Record Rocket Launch

Filed Under News on 2007-05-12, 10:49

The Austin, TX Cub Scout Pack 990 and Boy Scout Troop 990 decided that the current world record for most model rockets launched at once was weak, only 399 at once. The idea was pitched by Cub Scout Ethan Phillips and his father, and the scouts were able to raise $8,000 to cover the materials. The launch happened on May 12th and was a success! While the plan was to initally launch an even 1,000 rockets within 5 seconds, they were able to hit a more than respectful 965 at once. What’s even more impressive is that all of these rockets were hand built from those these Quest Astra kits. Congrats to Pack 990 and Troop 990 for getting their entry in the Guinness Book of World Records!

More pics can be found on flickr here and here and the original press release.

UPDATE: Updated the link to point to the model of model rockets that the Scouts used, not those “other” kits. I’ve heard that Dr. Evil uses the “other” smelly kits for his rockets. Quest not only has some fun rockets, they also have other flying objects.


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