This is Emily's rocket, which survived it's first launch and was recovered!
This is what Thomas's new rocket looked like after it was partially recovered. The nosecone was completely separate, with it's own parachute, and it drifted somewhere over the treeline to a neighbor's property. We've got permission to search it--maybe we can do that tomorrow. The parachute on this one, despite the 4 sheets of wadding, was burned. We used the correct motor size, so I'm not sure why this happened.