Gentlemen, I thank you all for the praise. Most of it should be directed towards OBD. They've created a masterpiece.
SteveW, actually LePrieur rockets are my favorite. I miss the least with them. Just get close to the balloon, like on the screenies and aim above the gasbag. (Well, the picture isn't the best example - I missed with most of them.) And yes, the balloon was confirmed, yet the mission was deemed a failure. Go figure.