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Launch update – Thursday @ 9 PM

Given the large amount of rain falling in the area, the officers have decided to postpone Saturday’s launch, as it is expected that the fields will be too muddy. The new launch date is next Saturday, January 16 – at this time, the weather forecast is looking favorable.


To repeat, this Saturday’s launch is postponed to Saturday, January 16. Updates will be posted as needed.

Saturday launch update, Wednesday @ 12:30 PM

The current forecast is for clear and cool weather on Saturday, but the Thursday/Friday rains may result in fields that are too muddy to support a launch. A check of field conditions will occur Friday afternoon, after which a GO/NO GO decision will be made

Virtual HARA meeting – this Thursday, January 7, @ 7:30 PM

It’s a new year (hopefully it will be better than last)! The virus still runs amok, so we will once again have a virtual meeting this Thursday night. January meetings are always important because we draft people… er, solicit nominations for… officer positions. We are not above nominating people who are absent, so be sure you are there! Anyway, here’s the agenda:

January launch update
Virtual NARCON details
January giveaway
Officer reports, including possibly hosting NARCON 2022
Officer nominations
Show and tell
HARA wireless controller status

Connection information is available by contacting

See you there!

Virtual HARA meeting this Thursday, December 3, @ 7:30 PM

It’s time for a little holiday cheer with fellow rocketeers! Please join us on Zoom this Thursday at 7:30 PM for the December HARA meeting to get the lowdown on the local rocketry scene. Items on the agenda include:

  • December high power launch status
  • Officer reports
  • Monthly give away (2 this month)
  • Status of the HARA wireless controller
  • Show and Tell
Please contact for connection info.
See y’all Thursday night!

Virtual HARA meeting – this Thursday, November 5, at 7:30 PM

Hi everyone!
We will be having our monthly HARA meeting through Zoom again this month. Items on the agenda are:
  • November launch status and updates
  • Thanksgiving rocket judging (Jolly Logic Chute Release and Flightsketch altimeter are the prizes)
  • Officer reports
  • Monthly giveaway
  • Show and tell
Please contact for the meeting link.
See you Thursday!

October 10 launch will be at the Butler Mill field in Woodville

Directions here:

Flight cards available for download…

We are making flight cards available for download so that flyers can print and fill them out before coming to the launches, minimizing the amount of contact in these pandemic times. Here’s the link:

HARA flight cards

HARA COVID-19 protocols for flyers at our launches

World Record Finally Certified

On July 16, 2019, the rocket center attempted to launch 5,000 model rockets in an effort to set the record as part of a week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. More than a year later, it’s official. Guinness certified that 4,923 rockets fired and reached at least 100 feet in altitude – a requirement for the record. No reason was given why it took a year to announce the record, the paperwork was filed with the numbers a few days after the launch. The previous Guinness World Record of 4,231 model rockets were launched at Teylingen College during a European Space Science Convention in the Netherlands, in the summer of 2018.

An army of volunteers assisted rocket center staff in the rocket launch preparation, with 178 volunteers working 696 hours over 13 sessions to build the rockets. Twenty volunteers worked 75 hours to build the wood frames on which the rockets were placed. see last year’s post

Virtual HARA meeting this Thursday (September 3) at 7:30 PM

Join us on Zoom this Thursday (September 3) at 7:30 PM for our monthly club meeting. This month’s agenda includes:

Update on October club launch – includes discussion on CoVID-19 precautions
Status on club outreach activities
Show and Tell
Monthly prize giveaways – yes, that’s plural!
Brief summary of this year’s virtual NARAM
Status of HARA wireless launch controller

Contact officers <at> for Zoom information.

See you online!