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Largest Saturn V model rocket takes flight

2009-04-26 15:30:20 GMT2009-04-26 23:30:20 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Launch ground crew members erect a U.S. Flag in front of rocket builder Steve Eves' one-tenth scale Saturn V rocket (rear) in Price, Maryland during the early morning hours of April 25, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Rocket builder Steve Eves one-tenth scale Saturn V rocket returns to earth in Price, Maryland April 25, 2009. The main section of the rocket is shown with three parachutes deployed. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Tom Erb (top) and rocket builder Steve Eves get ready to install the hatch over the electronic control panel on Eves' one-tenth scale Saturn V rocket prior to a successful launch in Price, Maryland April 25, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Onlookers watch as rocket builder Steve Eves (bottom, on ladder) installs an electronic control panel in his one-tenth scale Saturn V rocket prior to a successful launch in Price, Maryland April 25, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Rocket builder Steve Eves one-tenth scale Saturn V rocket successful lifts off the launch pad in Price, Maryland April 25, 2009. The 36 foot high rocket, which was a three-year project costing approximately 25,000-30,000 U.S. dollars to build, is the largest model rocket ever successfully launched. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

The 36 foot high rocket, which was a three-year project costing approximately 25,000-30,000 U.S. dollars to build, is the largest model rocket ever successfully launched. Eves' rocket commemorates the 40th anniversary of the July 16, 1969 launch of the United States Apollo 11, which put the first man on the moon.

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