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 National Association of Rocketry: Section 308

Frisco Model Rocket Launch (Sat.May.16) Canceled!
Tall Grass, More Rain, Muddy Field, High Winds
we just can't catch a break at all


updated: Fri. 2015-May-15 11:30pm

upcoming DARS Launch activity:

ModRocs at Frisco
Monthly club launch on Sat.May.16 Cancelled
Then the DARSTAR contest on Sat&Sun.June.13&
Both (hopefully) at the venerable Frisco Modroc Site

What about the big stuff...
Still in Limbo! Next Launch not yet scheduled!
Gunter Site is NOT operational,
Corsicana is WET, and planted...



next business meeting:
Saturday June 06
@ Coppell Family YMCA   starting at 1 pm.
Probably in the small upstairs conference room. (teen center will be in use)
Rocket Show and Tell, Q&A, Discuss Activities

July meeting has been moved to Saturday July 11
Have a Happy Fourth of July, then meet with DARS

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We are one of the largest, and the oldest Texas chapter, of the NAR (National Association of Rocketry.) Operating since 1972, we have been promoting sport and hobby rocketry throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex nonstop for over 40 years. While launching/flying rockets is our primary activity, our presence also reaches out into the community in other ways.

Our outreach programs work with the Scouts, YMCA, 4H, as well as many local schools and educators, to encourage the next generation of Texans to pursue their interest in science, math, aerospace or engineering. And, kids always fly free!

The general public is always welcome to attend any of our launches, bring your rockets and join in the fun. Our members will help you fly everything, from the smaller Estes and Quest model rockets up to custom built high-power rockets reaching altitudes in excess of a mile.

So if you're interested in rocketry, contact us and we'll be happy to introduce you to the hobby.
Or check out our calendar and stop by the next event.

 
The picture above is of a scale model Saturn-V vehicle from the Apollo missions. Flown by Warren Benson (of Houston) at a DARS launch, the kit is from Apogee Rockets and is 1/70 scale. It flew successfully on the core Aerotech G-64 motor (even though the four outboard Estes E-9 motors failed to ignite.)