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Largest Model Rocket In History Launch Appears To Have Been A Success

Steve Eves Saturn V Model Rocket (Images courtesy Gizmodo)
By Andrew Liszewski

Last Sunday we wrote about Steve Eves’ 36-foot tall Saturn V model rocket that he hoped would put him in the record books for being the largest model rocket in history. Well if you recall, the launch for this behemoth was scheduled for April 25, aka yesterday, and based on these photos that Gizmodo reader Ben submitted to their site, the launch looks like it was a complete success.

Steve Eves Saturn V Model Rocket (Images courtesy Gizmodo)

There’s even a video of the launch that I’ve included after the jump, and I hate to sound cynical, but it doesn’t actually look much more exciting than the Estes model rockets I used to launch as a kid. But I’m sure experiencing the launch in person would have been an impressive experience.

[ Gizmodo - Shots of the 36-Foot Saturn V Model Launch: That's a Big Rocket ]



Saturn V Model Rocket from Gizmodo on Vimeo








  • http://t1rex.blogspot.com/ T1 Rex

    Absolutely outstanding! Not only was the flight perfect, but I love the way it landed standing up.

  • Blairf Felgenheimer

    North Korea went on red alert for 12 hours after the launch.

  • ec

    It was awesome actually and I saw it in person…..”the thrust created an 18-inch-deep, 4 foot-by-6 foot hole..” http://www.ohio.com/news/43699912.html

  • Chris Johnston

    “…and I hate to sound cynical, but it doesn’t actually look much more exciting than the Estes model rockets I used to launch as a kid.”

    Well, it helps to view footage taken by something other than a cellphone camera.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4l2aFkZ_VM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj4lj6YSwzg

  • Blairf Felgenheimer

    North Korea went on red alert for 12 hours after the launch.

  • ec

    It was awesome actually and I saw it in person…..”the thrust created an 18-inch-deep, 4 foot-by-6 foot hole..” http://www.ohio.com/news/43699912.html

  • Chris Johnston

    “…and I hate to sound cynical, but it doesn’t actually look much more exciting than the Estes model rockets I used to launch as a kid.”

    Well, it helps to view footage taken by something other than a cellphone camera.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4l2aFkZ_VM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj4lj6YSwzg