Welcome to DARS

 National Association of Rocketry: Section 308

Happy Thanksgiving Rocketeers.

We had a good Sunday SNAP Launch!

However, Black Friday's is off. Cold! RAIN! Wind!

updated: Monday 2015-Nov-23 11:35pm

##: Upcoming DARS Launch activity:

ModRocs at Frisco
Next monthly club launch Sat.Dec.19
at the Frisco Modroc Site

##: What about the big stuff...

Navarro County is back in Burn-Ban, but still way to wet?!?!
Grayson County is better but now too small...

We're still working on leads, but no new results...

##: Next business meeting:

Coppell Family YMCA   starting at 1 pm.
The meeting will be back in the Teen-Center downstairs
Or upstairs if the Williams Room is open.

Discuss high-power sites and Burn-Bans...AGAIN!
Officer Ellections coming up in Jan.
January meeting moved to the 9th instead of 2nd.
Bring rockets to build, show, talk about or sell...

##: For updates and DARS news:

Get the latest issue of Shroudlines; our club newsletter.

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And (or) join in the DARS-General discussion forum; on Yahoo-Groups.

We are one of the largest, and the oldest Texas chapter, of the NAR (National Association of Rocketry.) Operating since 1972, we have been promoting sport and hobby rocketry throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex nonstop for over 40 years. While launching/flying rockets is our primary activity, our presence also reaches out into the community in other ways.

Our outreach programs work with the Scouts, YMCA, 4H, as well as many local schools and educators, to encourage the next generation of Texans to pursue their interest in science, math, aerospace or engineering. And, kids always fly free!

The general public is always welcome to attend any of our launches, bring your rockets and join in the fun. Our members will help you fly everything, from the smaller Estes and Quest model rockets up to custom built high-power rockets reaching altitudes in excess of a mile.

So if you're interested in rocketry, contact us and we'll be happy to introduce you to the hobby.
Or check out our calendar and stop by the next event.

The picture above is of a scale model Saturn-V vehicle from the Apollo missions. Flown by Warren Benson (of Houston) at a DARS launch, the kit is from Apogee Rockets and is 1/70 scale. It flew successfully on the core Aerotech G-64 motor (even though the four outboard Estes E-9 motors failed to ignite.)