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What's in a Name?

In this case, a belly laugh

In this case, a belly laugh. A recent issue of Rockets Magazine featured several stories on amateur rocketry conventions, one of which, "Balls-17," held last September in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, included the launch of a 322-pound homebuilt rocket named "Hold My Beer, Watch This."

Just before launch, a team member placed a glazed doughnut on the nose cone in tribute to a fellow rocketeer who is with the team today only in spirit. "The doughnut the nose cone for most of the burn," the team reported. Hold My Beer, Watch this made it to 6,000 feet.

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