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Major Tom to Ground Control…

Today’s the day that enthusiast Steve Eves will launch the largest model rocket ever constructed, a 1:10 replica of NASA’a workhorse, the Saturn V (complete with Apollo capsule).  As Rocketry Planet reports:

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.

As we start the countdown, we might recall that on this date thirty years ago (on April 25, 1979), Alan Arkush’s epic Rock and Roll High School premiered, replete with Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, P.J. Soles, and The Ramones…  Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!

Source: IMDB

Written by LW

April 25, 2009 at 1:01 am

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