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This is awesome

 
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Wow! Scale 1:10... you could send your cat to the moon with that!
 
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It may take over 1000 years for my cat to be trained as the command module pilot.
 
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More on the builder, Steve Eves. The local newspapers gave him as much coverage as the last astronaut from these parts.
 
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Devaka Cooray wrote:It may take over 1000 years for my cat to be trained as the command module pilot.


My cat is much cleverer than that.

Simulating the rocket is a pretty good deal, but what I like is that there are also people who've built simulators for the onboard computer!
 
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The onboard computer simulation stuff is very cool, I've looked at that. Not for the faint of heart, I'll tell you that.

My question is: did these folks (and if so, HOW did these folks) get approval from the local/state/federal authorities to do this? Woulda sucked if they scrambled the jets...
 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:
My question is: did these folks (and if so, HOW did these folks) get approval from the local/state/federal authorities to do this? Woulda sucked if they scrambled the jets...


They (meaning the rocketry community) do it all the time, but there are some details are in this article:

MDRA [Maryland Delaware Rocketry Association] had arranged for a launch window for the Saturn V between noon and 2:00 P.M. The FAA had cleared the airspace above the Higgs Farm to 17,000 feet, more than enough room for the estimated altitude of 4,000 feet for the Saturn V. Prior to launch,
 
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