What are you doing for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing?

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

This site may earn a commission from merchant affiliate links, including eBay, Amazon, and others.
A pending storm may have kept the TV crews at bay, but we went forward with the launch.100_8210.JPG 100_8211.JPG


  • 100_8213.JPG
    408.1 KB · Views: 20
  • 100_8215.JPG
    103.3 KB · Views: 20
  • 100_8217.JPG
    414.3 KB · Views: 19
On the morning of the 16th, I decided I wanted to launch our Saturn V that day. I planned to ask a neighbor if we could fly the rocket in his field. But then I found an email from a local club announcing a special Apollo 50th Anniversary launch that afternoon, So, Bracha and I joined a handful of others to commemorate the anniversary by flying rockets. We flew our Estes 1/200th scale Saturn V on a Q-Jet D16-4.

It was a nice flight and a fun way to spend a few hours in the afternoon.
Yesterday braved the heat 35C with 85% Humidity (or higher)... to go to my school on my day off, and work with the student I gave the Saturn V kit to. His model had all the parts, no serious fit issues (a few parts were a bit tough, but did hold). His flags were upright. No sooner than we finished it, he picks it up to do a "zooming" movement, and the 2nd and 3rd stage broke free and fell to the table. 20 minutes of work later, we got it back together. I was able to improve his kit with a small parts re-arrangement and adding one extra part (holding the capsule to the "water").upload_2019-7-24_6-22-45.png