A group of American rocket enthusiasts have successfully launched a portable toilet into the sky following the completion of a project called ‘Thrusting the Throne’. In a field at Three Oaks in Michigan, the unusual flying object made an arc in the sky before it narrowly missed an onlooker’s pickup truck on landing. The rocket toilet was behind the Michiana Rocketry Club with members planning and implementing the project for over two years. Around 30 people worked on the invention from engineers to sales people arranging sponsors. The Michiana Rocketry Club’s objective behind the rocket toilet was to increase awareness of rocketry as a hobby. One enthusiast, Bob Bycraft, claimed the launch was carefully planned and that it wasn’t “barnyard engineering”.