Welcome to DARS

 National Association of Rocketry: Section 308

Happy Thanksgiving! Ya'll
next launch is Sat.Dec.13 in Gunter.
Psst: Rockets make good Christmas Presents!

updated: 2014-Nov-21 11:25am

upcoming DARS Launch activity:

normal monthly launch
Model Rockets on Saturday Dec 20
both of these on our Frisco Modroc Site

Dallas Winter Intergalactic Contest, postponed
New date and place is Sat.Dec.13 in Gunter.

What about the big stuff...
We have one more HPR event on our schedule this year.
Setup begins at 9am, launching at 10am till 5pm.
Both HP and contest will be held at the Gunter Site.

next business meeting:

Saturday December 06
@ Coppell Family YMCA   starting at 1 pm.
Downstairs, back in the Teen Center
Build Session [Constest postponed],
Rocket Show and Tell, Q&A, Discuss Activities

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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.)