Association of Rocketry (NAR) has been around since 1957. At one time, the Academy
of Model Aeronautics (AMA) was pretty tightly joined with them in covering model
rocketry events and promoting model rocketry. In fact, for while there was space
allotted in American Aircraft Modeler, AMA's monthly magazine, for model
rocketry. From February 1968 through August 1969 there was a newsletter feature
entitled "Model Rocketeer" in addition to a separate article, often written by
G. Harry Stine. A complete list
of all editions is provided below.
The NAR and AMA still work together. For
example, the National Aeronautic Association (NAA)
delegates authority for aeromodeling and spacemodeling to the
Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA),
who has in turn delegated Spacemodeling (model rocketry) to the NAR.
Click the NAR logo to the left and go to the membership page of today's National
Association of Rocketry. You can read a sample edition of the NAR's magazine,
Sport Rocketry, by clicking
the thumbnail image to the right (here is
(click for larger version)
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Valley Section, NAR, Harrison, N. J.; Editor: Bob Mullane-NAR 4157)
SATURN-V APOLLO PLANS FROM NARTS
An interesting, short time only offer is being made to NAR members and nonmembers
alike to purchase from NAR Tech Services, original, finely detailed plans of NASA's
Saturn-V Apollo space vehicle. The plans, for $1.50 per set while they last, consist
of four sheets measuring 11 x 45 inches.
This offer to rocketeers and collectors of the official NASA scale drawing will
only be available to the general public for two months. All other items from NAR
Tech Services, 511 South Century, Rantoul, Ill. 61866, are for NAR member purchase
only and must include their NAR number. For the uninitiated who have never laid
eyes on NASA plans for their big birds, a rare experience is in store for you when
you first unfold this set on America's giant spacecraft.
SHORT BURSTS FROM THE PAD
One NAR Section, The NAR Orbiters of Rochester, N. Y., is taking steps toward
establishing a permanent launching site in Monroe County. Recently, the section
flew over 100 rockets with all but one recovered, despite the presence of some max
winds for model rocketry. The superintendent of Monroe County Parks was a distinguished
visitor .... Members of Fairchester Section, Stamford, Conn. claim second largest
NAR section in U.S. with 50 on rolls. Any disputes?
Send your section calendar of events in for announcement.
Posted October 16, 2020