- We set it off in an empty construction yard.
- We mixed up Black Powder (Gun Powder) from easily obtainable chemicals. (OK, very stupid thing)
- We had a long enough fuse to get our butts behind a berm.
The rocket exploded on it's erector-set gantry.
But just doing it was stupid. it was called a Pipe Bomb by the local news . As a side note we all grew up to be respected people in the sciences.
Today we might have been tracked down by the FBI and jailed. the following column upsets the scientist in me.
What damage are we doing to natural curiosity?