We celebrate V8.5.5 with burgers and homemade rockets

On 4th July, the Hursley part of the Liberty dev team had a barbeque to celebrate releasing V8.5.5.

We constructed rockets from fizzy drinks bottles:

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Building rockets

And then launched them (Tom):

Sometimes not so successfully (Martin*):

Who’d've thought a homemade rocket could explode at 140 psi?

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The remains

We ate food cooked by our second-line manager, Scott:

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The chef

We played a weird kind of golf:

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Ed, one of our managers

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Mark, another of our managers

And it didn’t rain.


*Martin would like me to point out that he did successfully launch multiple rockets and it was only this one that exploded on the launchpad.