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  • World Record Model Rocket Launch

    So this auto body repairman from Akron decided to build a 1:10 scale Saturn V model rocket and go for a world record for the largest model rocket ever launched. The Saturn V is the rocket that took the Apollo astronauts to the moon. This model took almost 15 years to build, and was 36 feet tall and weighed 1600 lbs at launch. The weather was great, and the launch was flawless. The rocket came down in 3 sections on parachutes, and even landed right on its tail!

    At about 1 p.m. April 25, 2009, Steve Eves went into the record books with the successful launch of his 1:10 scale Saturn V rocket.

    "It's rocket science but it's well understood rocket science." - Naveen Jain

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  • #2
    That is awesome man!


    • #3
      That was impressive. Hard to believe that it landed so perfectly, too.

      Rose Mary
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      Rose Mary
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      • #4
        That was great...