Model rocketeer is building self-landing SpaceX rockets as a hobby.
Joe Barnard is a young college graduate who majored in music production and earned a living by doing videography, largely for weddings, but clearly, he has other plans in mind.
Joe Barnard has a hobby like no other, he spends most of his time in the world of scale rocketry.
Joe Barnard used to build scale model rocket kits with his father as a kid, but only took amateur rocket building more seriously over the last five years. Joe Barnard waa fascinated by the rocket technology that SpaceX was using in their reusable spacecraft, with the testing of their self-landing rockets.
Joe Continues to explain that no model rocket technology adapts this reusable method, nor does any other rocket aside from SpaceX themselves, and this is what inspired him to engineer this technology into his own home-made rockets. After countless amounts of research, development and persistence, Joe Barnard has his first semi-successful self-landing model rocket that has similar self-landing technology that is being used by SpaceX, who Joe hopes to work for one day.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Motherboard, on The DIY Rocketeer Building SpaceX Replicas of Self-Landing Rockets.