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 National Association of Rocketry: Section 308

RATS! ModRoc Launch Today is CANCELED!
Sat.Apr.18; It is TOO WET to get on the field. ===>>

updated: Sat. 2015-Apr-18 07:20am

upcoming DARS Launch activity:

CONTEST Canceled for Sat.Apr.11
rescheduled to next month Sat.May.09

ModRocs at Frisco
Monthly club launch on Sat.Apr.18
Called OFF, too wet to fly!!

Our next try is Saturday May 16
At the venerable Frisco Modroc Site

What about the big stuff...
next Launch not yet scheduled!
April launch has been called off!
Gunter Site is NOT operational

next business meeting:

Saturday May 02
@ 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.)