HARA is chartered section #403 of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) a non-profit scientific organization dedicated to consumer safety, youth education, and the advancement of technology in the hobby of amateur rocketry in the United States. Founded in 1957, NAR is the oldest and largest amateur rocketry organization in the world with over 5100 members and 125 affiliated clubs across the U.S.
NAR supports all aspects of safe consumer sport rocket flying, from small model rockets to very large high power rockets. It is a recognized national authority for safety certification of consumer rocket motors and user certification of high-power rocket fliers in the U.S. It is the author of safety codes for the hobby that are recognized and accepted by manufacturers and public safety officials nationwide. The NAR plays a strong role in the establishment of national rocketry safety standards for public safety officials through its participation in the National Fire Protection Association. It functions as the consumer liaison and the voice of its members with hobby manufacturers, national media, local public safety officials, and government regulatory agencies such as the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and Consumer Product Safety Commission.
You can learn more about NAR at www.nar.org