Saturn V Night Launch

On September 12, 2012 FLARE celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 17. Our special guests for this event at the New Mexico Museum of Space history were Dr. Harrison Schmitt, Geologist and native New Mexican lunar module pilot on the Apollo 17 mission, and Jan Evans, wife of Ron Evins, mission commander.

The rocket is a 1:100 scale Saturn V scratch built by Vern Richardson of Cotton City, NM. The tower was built by Event Director Dave Kovar of Las Cruces.