World’s Largest Model Rocket

modelAn Ohio auto-body specialist has designed an exact replica of NASA’s Saturn V rocket. Steve Eves’s model stood 36-feet high and weighed 1,648 pounds — one-tenth the size of the real thing. Eves launched the model on April 25 in Price, Md.

After the launch, the rocket reached a height of 4,441 feet. It then broke down into pieces, each with a parachute attached, and the disassembled rocket floated back to Earth a half-mile from the launch pad. The model broke the world record for tallest and heaviest model rocket to be launched and recovered.

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