This page is designed to introduce people to our hobby or sport : Rocketry! I hope this answers some of your questions and to see you join this fascinating hobby. This page is organized similarly to a FAQ Frequently Asked Questions page, but is written in a conversational style so you can also read it straight through. Copyright
Peace, Love and Rockets: Amateur Rocketry in the Mojave
HobbySpace - Rocketry
Talon 6 Rocket Kit. Talon 6 is a high-end, limited production kit, from the original designers of the Talon. Once in a while a kit line comes along that sets a new standard, like with the Talon series of rockets. The Talon 6 is the flagship of that series. It is absolutely uncompromising in quality and features.
Inside the Most Exclusive High-Powered Rocketry Event in America
It was their first time at the event, held late in September, and they hoped that their two-stage rocket would fly to , feet, about one-third of the way to space proper. The Oregon State students, many of whom graduated in May, had spent the last year designing, building, and testing the rocket we were hunting from a pickup. Every September for the last 27 years, the Tripoli Rocketry Association—one of the two amateur rocketry groups in the US—has hosted BALLS as a showcase of the rockets built by people like Allen that are too powerful to be safely flown anywhere but the middle of the desert.
On Saturday the Metro section ran an article on a team of undergraduates at Boston University that plans to launch a custom-built rocket to the lower edge of space this July. It would be a dramatic feat that would put them in company with the top amateur rocketry organizations around the world. The BU effort comes at the same time that companies like SpaceX and Orbital Sciences are moving ahead with plans to conduct passenger and cargo deliveries to space. Reaching space is one thing. He explains that turning and accelerating in space requires a huge amount of fuel and a large rocket to carry it.