Monroe Astronautical Rocket Society, MARS Club
With NYS relaxing the Covid restrictions MARS can once again welcome Spectators.
MARS Rocketry is a family friendly rocketry club that flies at the National Warplane Museum airfield, just minutes from Rochester and only an hour from Buffalo, in Geneseo, NY. Started in the early 1960’s MARS is NAR’s oldest continually active section, and the largest rocketry club in New York state. Our launches host club members and guests flying rockets ranging in size from 1/4″A” powered Estes rockets to “N” powered monsters.
MARS is National Association of Rocketry (NAR) Section #136 and Tripoli Prefecture #162, all MARS launch activities are governed by the Tripoli Safe Launch Practices, NAR Model Rocket Safety Code and the NAR High Power Safety Code. If you wish to fly “High Power” with MARS you must be a NAR or Tripoli member, if you wish to fly “Research Motors” you must be an L2 Tripoli member and be prepared to show your membership card with certification level.
Spectators are welcome and there is NO CHARGE for spectators. The Geneseo field is easy to find and is just a few miles from I-390. Bring the kids and plan to spend at least a few hours. Extreme Rocket Motors and Performance Hobbies will be in attendance at our launches- maybe you can re-kindle a past interest in rocketry! Buy a kit and come back to fly it at our next launch.
Brett Carrier, MARS board of director secretary, will be accepting applications to fill the role of Tripoli Prefect for our club, a role held by Dennis Jurus, which will be vacated when he and his family move to Florida. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest and brief resume … Continue reading →
The NAR, in collaboration with MARS (Monroe Astronautical Rocket Society), NAR Section #136 and SRC (Syracuse Rocket Club), NAR Section #566, invite you to the National Warplane Museum field in Geneseo, NY for NARAM-62 and the Rocketry Festival. The flying field is one of the best in the Northeast, with acres … Continue reading →
The MARS Wear Store is now open! Check out the selection of Embroidered shirts, hoodies, hats even luggage! Orders are filled as they come in and shipped Direct to You from Sprots Locker inOlean NYContinue reading →
Due to the geographic proximities of not only the National Warplane Museum with its vintage aircraft, but also the college campus of Geneseo and the prison, we have certain unique limitations that other fields don’t have. Previously no composite HP clustering/staging was allowed. In order to allow a progression of … Continue reading →
What a turnout for the cleanup A HUGE Thanks to everyone who helped, proving once again Many hands make light work and MARS is not only the oldest but the BEST rocket club around!! Troy Jurus Janice Jurus Dennis Jurus Mickey Rowe David Plankenhorn Bill Clune MaryBeth Clune Tom McCarthy … Continue reading →
We are NO Longer trapped in virtual mode! Moving forward we will be holding meetings both LIVE and Virtual via GotoMeeting provided by Solepoxy. We are asking those folks who would like to attend in person please give us a heads up! The Swanson building is large and there are … Continue reading →