Self-taught amateur reproduced the launch and landing of a miniature copy of the Flacon 9 rocket, which he created for 7 years (video)

American amateur self-taught Joe Barnard (Joe Barnard) was able to reproduce the launch and landing of a miniature copy

SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets. It took him seven years to do this.

What is known

Jo started working on her project in autumn 2015years, having no knowledge of either programming or aeronautics. He set himself the goal of building a smaller copy of the reusable Falcon 9 rocket. A resident of Los Angeles called his version of the rocket Scout F.

The enthusiast even opened his own company for this, which was called Barnard Propulsion Systems ( Joe receives money from the online store, Patreon and YouTube channel

Current Scout F launches are limited in height, butBarnard plans to send the rocket to an altitude of about 100 km. In addition, the enthusiast is working on another "crazy" project. It's called Meet rocket, but the details are being kept under wraps.


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