KARS Contest for kids! Prize: 1-year NAR Membership!

Once again, the National Association of Rocketry is granting KARS a FREE 1-year NAR Youth membership. Youth is defined as 18 years old or younger. This gives the proud owner:

  • 1-year subscription to Sport Rocketry magazine
  • NAR Member Guidebook
  • Membership card ‘Rocket License’
  • Access to NAR on-line archives
  • $5M Launch insurance
  • Jr. High Power certification option (if 14 or older)

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Final Launch Dates of 2017

Final launches of the year: (subject to change and subject to weather)

  • September 9th
  • October 14th
  • November 4th
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August Launch: Launch on SUNDAY the 6th

Fellow Rocketeers,

It looks inevitable that Saturday’s rain will come right during our scheduled launch. We’ll have to move to Sunday, which will be a picture perfect day EXCEPT the winds will be 12-13mph. Let’s stick to A and B motor rockets with spill holes cut out in the parachutes. A C or D motor rocket would be fine if it is heavy and won’t go much over 500 ft.

On the bright side The breeze will keep it cool and the bugs at bay.

Same hours: 1 to 3:30PM

See ‘ya there!



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August 5th Launch

The next KARS launch will be Saturday, August 5th! Clear your calendars and c’mon out! Check this website on the Friday before for a weather update.

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July Launch Report

I am happy to report we had a number of new folks join us at the July launch… but the winds were crazy! The surface and mid and upper winds all happened to be going in different directions and speeds. It was difficult to set the launch rods at a good angle.

So it is no surprise we lost 3 rockets. But that is not the end of the story!

One rocket was recovered with the long rocket pole. Then, after the launch, Edward went on a mission and not only recovered the Bull Pup, but also his big ‘E’ powered rocket from a distant tree!

In the end, all the rockets were recovered! (Thanks, Edward!)



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Next launch: SUNDAY July 9th!

Weather Update: Gorgeous Day on tap for the KARS July launch! Temps in the high 70’s, low humidity (38%), winds about 10mph… C’mon out… Flying starts at 1PM!

Directions at: Directions

Due to a rainy Saturday, the KARS July launch is Sunday July 9th from 1 to 3:30PM.

The skies will be clear, the temps in the low 80’s and the winds medium at 10mph. As always- it is a good idea to cut out the spill holes in your parachutes.

See you there!

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Saturday June 3rd: GO FOR LAUNCH

We are GO FOR LAUNCH on Saturday 1 to 3:30PM!
Temps will be a very comfortable 60 degrees. Winds will be medium at about 10 to 12 mph. (Recommend cut out spill holes in parachutes.) This should be a terrific day to be outside and launching rockets.
Check the KARS website for directions and other information.
See you there!
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