Rocket Redux

Eddie Redeems Evel

By Dakota Keiser

Before I could even think, I was reading the five count,” Scott Truax told me. “I said, ‘See you on the other side. Five . . . four . . . three . . . two . . . one.’

“He didn’t hesitate a second—boom, he was gone. I saw that gorgeous main chute deploy and he came down. I went to the other side to see if he was alive and there he was, smiling.”

Scott, the engineer and builder of the rocket Evel Spirit, is the son of Robert Truax, who designed and built the rocket that the legendary Evel Knievel unsuccessfully launched over the Snake River Canyon forty-two years ago.

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Dakota Keiser

About Dakota Keiser

Dakota Keiser is a second-semester communications student at the College of Western Idaho. She has split the majority of her lifetime between her native state of Arkansas and Idaho, which she is now very happy to call home. Dakota loves the outdoors and experiencing all Idaho has to offer.