Welcome to DARS

 National Association of Rocketry: Section 308

Go for Gunter Hi-Power Launch!
Field is WET, but should be OK by Saturday.

TARC TEAMS are welcome too! Get qualified...


updated: Wed. 2015-Mar-26 5:30pm

upcoming DARS Launch activity:

CONTEST:
Moved everything to the backup date in April (Sat.Apr.11)

ModRocs at Frisco CANCELED. for Saturday Mar 21, 2015

Maybe next month, on Sat.Apr.18, will be better.
Hopefully at the venerable Frisco Modroc Site

What about the big stuff...
this month in Gunter.
on Sat.Mar.28 2015
Launch is GO! See you There!

next business meeting:

Saturday April 04
@ Coppell Family YMCA   starting at 1 pm.
Downstairs, back in the Teen Center
Rocket Show and Tell, Q&A, Discuss Activities

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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.)