Welcome to DARS
National Association of Rocketry: Section 308
High Power Launch on the Schedule
next Sat.Apr.26 Good weather expected.
updated: 19-Apr-2014; 11pm
upcoming DARS Launch activity:
normal monthly launch
Flying Model Rockets on Saturday May 17
launching at our Frisco Modroc Site
What about the big stuff...
Volunteers pick a date: Sat.Apr.26
At our Gunter High Power Field.
next business meeting:
Sat.May 03 @
Coppell Family YMCA 2 pm.
Downstairs, back in the Teen Center
Rocket Talk, Show and Tell, Discuss Activities
YMCA outreach launch at 10am, moves meeting to 2pm.
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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.)