One Tenth Scale Saturn V to Fly

One man's quest to honor America's Saturn V rocket, Rocketry Planet

"On April 25, 2009, history will be made. At Higgs Farm in Price, Maryland, Steve Eves will enter the history books as the person who flew the largest model rocket in history. The rocket will weigh over 1,600 pounds, it will stand over 36 feet tall and it will be powered by a massive array of nine motors: eight 13,000ns N-Class motors and a 77,000ns P-Class motor. The estimated altitude of this single stage effort will be between 3,000 and 4,000 feet and the project will be recovered at apogee."

Editor's note: This is a great story and well worth read. Steve Eves has accomplished something great here and for the record books. If someone gets the video of the launch please let me know and I'll post it for everyone to see.

Editor's Update: I've added a YouTube video from Steve Eves explaining what they are going to do and a link to some blog posts and images.

Editor's Update: Steve Eves has successfully launched and recovered his Saturn V replica. We have several videos for you to watch, this was really impressive, well done Steve! At launch you can see the rocket lift-off in Steve's glasses in the image to the left.

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