"From the creators of 'Christmas Tree Rocketry: The Art and Science of Holiday Recycling' comes a new epic flight, the flight of the XMS MissileToe. This year's tree boasted onboard power systems and a custom made Arduino control unit. The engines were lit in 2 programmed stages. The lights on the tree were also powered. Light and launch control were initiated wirelessly from a laptop.

Also onboard was a Contour Roam deemed the "tree cam". Amazingly, the Roam survived with barely a scratch after an incredibly hard impact with the ground.

The launch occurred shortly after christmas, 2011. Sorry it took so long to get the video up!

Please do not attempt! ..."

From http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/12/31/1327237/christmas-tree-rocketry ...

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