Monday, April 20, 2009

Model Builder Creates 3 Story Model of Saturn V - That Flies!

Here is a really interesting story in Rocketry Planet which concerns a man's fascination with the
Apollo space program. In particular the largest rocket NASA ever built - the massive Saturn lifting system commonly known as Saturn V. Steve Eves has been interested in rockets since astronauts first stepped onto the Moons surface. This lead him to experiment with model rockets and will cumulate in the near future with the launch of the largest model rocket ever built. Eves has built a 1/10 scale model of the Saturn V that stands over 3 stories in height and weighs in at almost a ton and when all the engines are installed, the model will have eight thousand pounds of static thrust. This certainly isn't the type of rocket you launched as a child.

Check out Eves story in Rocketry Planet
- it really is a fun read.

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