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National Association of Rocketry: Section 308
Hi-Power Weather Warning for Sat.Apr.29
Prairie Hill Launch Probably Cancelled! >>>
updated: Tuesday 2017-04-25 10:30am
##: Upcoming DARS Launch activity:
Next Monthly Modroc Launch
in Gunter on Saturday, May 20
##: Next High-Power Launch
Let's try for Prairie Hill on Sat.Apr.29
High rain chances, High winds, and access issues
contribute to Probably Cancelled! stay tuned...
Altitude to 5,000ft AGL (weather permitting)
At the Prairie Hill drag strip and
We'll schedule the next one at the May Meeting.
##: Next business meeting:
will be Sat.May.06 at the
Coppell Family YMCA
starting about 1:00 pm.
The meeting will be in the Teen-Center downstairs
Bring rockets to build, show, talk about, trade or sell...
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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.)