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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Reminder: Launch this Saturday (Aug 13th)

Our August launch is this SATURDAY from 1 to 3:30PM, weather permitting.

Direction and details can be found at: http://www.karsnh.org/

Look for a GO/NOGO notice on Friday afternoon.

See you there!

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August Launch: Saturday the 13th!

Mark your calendars! Build those Kits! Buy those motors! Cut out some spill holes!!

Next launch will be Saturday August 13th, from 1 to 3:30PM.

Details at: www.KARSNH.org

 

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Cool Up-Close-Sol-Mo Launch Video

Eric and his iPhone were at it again! Some of the coolest launch video EVAH!

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