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.
MARS recently changed the membership meeting from Thursday to Saturday. The intent is to increase the membership availability and include as many people as possible. Meetings are a great time to gather as a club socially and show off ongoing winter projects. Members are welcome to join our build session after the meeting, where you can work on that winter project. Winter meetings are a great excuse to get out of the house and enjoy the hobby we all love. We hope to see you there! MARS Meetings start at … Continue reading →
Click here for Printable copy Click here for Letter to MARS Membership MARS Meeting Minutes January 4, 2023 Meeting called to order at 1912. Attendance: In-person were Dave Stratton, Tom Ha, Dan MacNeal, Todd Smith, Bill Clune, MaryBeth Clune, and Dougy Snyder. Online were Tom Broad, Sue Broad, Chris Jezewicz, and Robert Hilton. President’s report was delivered by Todd Smith. He expressed his appreciation for the outgoing Board members. He also read the Secretary position description from the bylaws and asked for a volunteer to fill that role on the … 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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