Saturn V is the Largest Amateur-Built Rocket Ever Launched

By: Michael Plishka - Published: Apr 30, 2009 • References: rocketryplanet
I used to love launching model rockets as a kid. This takes it to a whole new level.

At 11 meters high, this rocket made by amateur Steve Eves is a thing of beauty--and coolness. It took approximately 1,500 hours and $25,000 to build this replica of the Saturn V rocket that took US astronauts to the moon.

On April 25th, this model successfully reached a height of 1,300 meters before parachutes were deployed using a modified automotive seatbelt locking mechanism.

While not reaching orbit, this feat shows that reaching orbit may not be an impossibility for future amateur rocket builders. Stats for Giant Model Rockets Trending: Older & Warm
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