Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Big a$$ rocket of the day - 1:10 scale Saturn V


Rockets Magazine was present at the public unveiling of the huge Saturn V and has photos (including the one above). Here are the up-to-date stats:
  • 36' tall
  • 40" diameter
  • 1000 lb empty
  • 1648 lb loaded
  • 8500 lb thrust from 9 motors - once central 'P' and eight 'N's
  • 5 ea. 28' parachutes
To fly at Price, MD this spring to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first moon walk.