THREE OAKS, Mich. — Mission accomplished! A group of rocket enthusiasts launched a porta-potty into the sky Saturday in southwestern Michigan.
It made an arc and almost landed on a spectator's pickup truck, 2,000 feet away.
A group of Michiana Rocketry club members, “The Throne Thrusters,” planned the project for more than two years. The club is trying to increase awareness of rocketry as a hobby and prove it's possible to turn a porta-potty into a rocket and launch it successfully.
The Herald Palladium newspaper says liftoff occurred in a soybean field near Three Oaks in Berrien County. About 30 people worked on the rocket, from engineers to sales people who lined up sponsors.
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Rocket enthusiast Bob Bycraft says it was carefully planned. He says it wasn't "barnyard engineering."