Oct 15th launch: New (and TASTY!) Launch Site

Great News! We are moving the October launch (scheduled for the 15th) to a new location: Beech Hill Farm in Hopkington, NH. We are doing this to accommodate a 4-H club that wishes to participate.
And… they serve ICE CREAM!!!!  MMMMmmmmm…… And many other attractions can be found around the farm.
The address is 107 Beech Hill Road, Hopkington, NH. Same hours: 1 to 3:30PM.
So start designing your up-side-down ice cream cone rockets, and plan to join us for the special launch in Hopkington on the 15th.
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GO FOR LAUNCH – Sunday Sept 11

We are GO FOR LAUNCH on SUNDAY, 1 to 3:30PM at the Warner Farm Field.

The good news: The thunderstorms will end at 10AM and the skies will clear up with temps in the mid-70s. BUT, we will have winds 15 to 18 mph. Plan to fly with A & B motors and maybe rockets that take C6-3 motors. Cut out spill-holes in your parachutes whenever possible.

See you all there!

 

 

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September Launch: SUNDAY Sept 11th

Fellow Rocketeers,

We usually don’t plan a Sunday launch, but we decided to have a launch this Sunday from 1 to 3:30 at the Warner Farm Field. If the launch is cancelled due to weather, we’ll wait for October. (As of today, the launch date weather is promising.)

So if you’ve missed a few launches because of sports, errands, country fairs, summer vacations, etc…. then set aside Sunday afternoon and come fly some rockets!

Check back Saturday afternoon for a GO/NOGO update!

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Introducing the Alan Shepard Project

For those of you who may not know, Alan Shepard, the First American in Space, hails from Derry, NH! There is a dedicated group working hard to bring an Alan Shepard memorial and science education to Derry called the Alan Shepard Project. The organizer, Marie Mannion, has been working tirelessly and also attended the August launch.

Marie was kind enough to get a comic book tribute to Alan Shepard, drawn by Michael Mitchell at Mitchell Comics (MITCHELL COMICS, P.O. Box 158, Tilton, NH 03276) autographed. We hope KARS will be able to help Marie and her efforts to make this tribute a reality. If you want to help, you can contact Marie Mannion through the website here.

Autographed copy of the Tribute Comic Book for Alan Shepard by Mitchell Comics.

Autographed copy of the Tribute Comic Book for Alan Shepard by Mitchell Comics.

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September Launch: SUNDAY the 11th! (and the rest of the year schedule)

We rarely have a Sunday launch, but due to schedules, we’ll go for launch on Sunday, September 11th. If the launch is cancelled due to weather, we’ll just plan on twice as much fun under October Skies. (Yes, inside rocket joke there.)

Speaking of October, here are the launch dates to round out the season:

  • September 11th (Sunday, 1 to 3:30PM)
  • October 15th (Saturday, 1 to 3:30PM)
  • November 5th (Saturday, 12 to 2:30PM)

Please add these dates to your calendars…  See you all there!

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GO FOR LAUNCH (WINDOW: NOON-2:30)

We are GO FOR LAUNCH but due to potential afternoon thundershowers, we’re moving the launch window up to Noon to 2:30.

Winds will be low (<5mph) and skies overcast. Temperatures in the low 70s. Bring water! I’ll probably have some bottled water in case you forget or need more.

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Like Rockets? You’ll Love Maker Faire!

If you like building rockets, you’ll get a big kick out of Maker Faire! Visit the NH Maker Faire in Dover on August 27th and you’ll get to see Keith Violette’s Amazing Air Launch system: Air Rocket Works

No worries: You won’t need to dress like this guy in black:

Keith (on the left) and some really cool Star Fighter Dude prepare to engage the Borg, or something.

Keith (on the left) and some really cool Star Fighter Dude prepare to engage the Borg, or something.

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