So not surprised that he looks like a pocket protector wearing kind of guy. I would find lost Estes rockets occasionally. Loved the parachute.
Maybe you found some of the ones my dad and I lost.
The first I built was so heavily covered in paint it didn't go very high. When I got a little better I built one with a large glider as its payload. Lost that one on the first launch.
Did you light the fuse or use a battery?