Since my return to rocketry I have been looking through old Estes and Centuri catalogs (on the internet) and remembering the 1970's. The first rocket I ever launched was an Estes Alpha III in 1974. It was painted black, the only color of paint we had in the garage, and the nosecone and fin unit were left orange. It lasted about 4 flights before I lost it. Just thought I would ask, what was the first rocket you ever launched?