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In a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic flight, join us in celebrating this magnificent machine by flying your own Saturn V! The challenge is to have (at minimum) 50 Saturn V flights over the course of the ARLISS - XPRS launch week.

Basic rules;

  • Any size Saturn V can participate
  • You may fly your Saturn V as many times as you like to help the challenge succeed. 
  • Does not have to be scale or highly detailed - just identifiable as a Saturn V (especially from the pad)
  • Each Saturn V launch announcement will also announce what number the flight is.
  • Drag racing other Saturn Vs will be encouraged! 

Though (right now) there's no award - extra points will be given for;

  • Number of flights by the same Saturn V 
  • Night launch
  • Highest recorded altitude (altimeter data required)
  • Scale detail 
  • Being #50 

Here are a few sources for Saturn V models out there

If you want a fun challenge make a Lego or Paper Saturn V

If you have a 3D Printer (or access to one) and want to build a Saturn V from 'scratch' - here's a great set of parts.  These aren't 'kits' they're key parts - you'll need to hone your rocket building skills to complete the bird. 

Saturn V expanded


If you plan to fly your Saturn V in this challenge and would like to have it added to the Tribute Gallery upload the images here!

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