A world record model rocket launch attempt on Saturday lifted off — and landed — successfully. Steve Eves worked for two years building the rocket, a 36-foot (10.9-meter) tall, 1:10 scale Saturn V model rocket. Eves now holds the world record for the largest amateur rocket to ever be launched. The picture-perfect launch took place on a farmer’s field near Price, Maryland, about 50 miles (80 km) east of Baltimore, delighting those in attendance. The main body of the rocket even landed upright. See the video below.
Thanks to Keith Stein of the DC Space News Examiner for passing the word on to us.