Monroe Astronautical Rocket Society, MARS Club
MARS Rocketry is a Family Friendly, Family First 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 1961 by Rochester area middle school kids after the flight of Alan Shepard in May 1961, MARS became a NAR section later that year at the request of the science teachers. Although sadly, no one knows for sure, MARS is believed to be NAR’s oldest continually active section, and is still the largest rocketry club in New York state.
MARS is National Association of Rocketry (NAR) Section #136 all MARS launch activities are governed by the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code and the NAR High Power Safety Code. Our launches host club members and guests flying rockets ranging in size from 1/4″A” powered rockets to “N” powered monsters. If you wish to fly “High Power” with MARS you must be a NAR or Tripoli member.
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.
Club Member Release MARS Board of Directors June 21, 2023 The weather is looking awful for this weekend so we are scrubbing. see you in July!Continue reading →
As you probably realize NYPOWER is next weekend! The Registration team wants to kindly remind everyone to bring your NAR or Tripoli cards and be prepared to show them at registration, this is REALLY Important! If you haven’t already signed up for a range shift please do so on the website at https://marsclub.org/range-duty-volunteer/ Lastly, the setup Party begins Friday morning around 10AM the club will be buying lunch, many hands make lite work!Continue reading →
Our annual Cleanup party went really well. With NYPOWER only a few weeks away it is time to focus on that. The Range Duty Volunteer form is now online, https://marsclub.org/range-duty-volunteer/ It is easy to use, just login, click the range duty and time slot, click submit. While I am here, many of us have renewed our dues, the membership team thanks you! With that a lot of us have NOT registered for or purchased NYPOWER Tshirts or Raffle tickets, that saddens the NYPOWER Registration team as it means more work … Continue reading →
MARS was Proud to host NARAM62* in 2021 and National Sport Launch
Memorial Day weekend 2018
The Rocketry Show Podcast for NSL part one & two
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