MARS Breaks Altitude Record

August 1998 saw MARS break the existing verified altitude record for a UK amateur rocket, when Transient Glory, a rocket built by Ben Jarvis, reached an altitude of 14,006 feet. The rocket was recovered intact, with only a few scratches to the paintwork. No doubt, we can expect to see Transient Glory fly again to similar altitudes.

By Iain Colledge