Thursday, 14 Apr, 2011 Offbeat

Man Recreates Saturn V Rocket in His Garage


Vern Hoag from Waukesha, Wisconsin, was able to build an accurate replicate of the famous model of a Saturn V rocket. It is worth mentioning that back in 1960s and 1970s the Saturn V rocket was used for the Apollo mission.

Vern required about 2 years and $15,000 to create his rocket, being helped by his son, Michael and sponsored by Rockets magazine.

The Saturn V replica is around 25 feet tall. It was made using wood, metal, screws and bolts and its core is composed of 5 motors.

In addition, the rocket features propellants, cameras and a number of other important devices to help it register a successful take-off.

It would be interesting to note that the launch of the rocket is expected to take place on April 16th, 2011. The take off will be made in Maryland. The rocket will stay in outer space for about 30 seconds and then be parachuted back to Earth in three pieces.

Vern said that after the rocket returns he plans to donate it to a museum. He has already received several proposals from museums around the United States, reports Fox6now.

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