RIO RANCHO – A member of the launch team checked the weather before giving the go-ahead for the countdown.
It was windy, but the sky was clear.
Spotters watched as the rocket soared high into the air. There was a little anxiety on the ground, but then cheers erupted when the parachute opened and a recovery team awaited the landing. Members of the rocket team weren’t from NASA. They weren’t at Cape Canaveral or a few hours down the road at Spaceport America.
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