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Monroe Astronautical Rocket Society, MARS Club
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 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.
Tripoli / Waiver Update
Club Member Release MARS Board of Directors March 9, 2023 In late February, our Tripoli Prefect approached the MARS board concerning our existing waiver and the inability of the Tripoli Board/Insurance company to adequately insure our launches going forward. Additional information was brought to our attention at that time regarding the impact of the adjacent Bed & Breakfast to our waiver and flight operations for Tripoli launches. After BOD discussion, we decided to eliminate our Tripoli Prefecture, rather than accept new risk and/or operate under a severely curtailed Tripoli altitude … Continue reading →
The Solepoxy Bucket of Rockets is in need of some work. Come help Build/Re-Build some mod rockets for our Young Guests OR work on a few rockets of your own. MARS still has plenty of parts to build new or you can bring your own parts. These build sessions are always a GREAT time hopefully some of the museum folks will wander in and join us. Some of us may order out, you can bring a dish to pass there is a kitchen warm something up. **Please bring whatever tools … Continue reading →
Website updates Completed
YES, it is Renewal time! With all the spambots constantly doing what spambots do, we have to change the process a bit. Everyone needs to create a new account, sorry! During that process you will need to verity your email address before filling out the application, make sure you give us your correct address. From that email you will receive a link to the application, please make sure you fill out all the sections NAR/TRA number, cert lvl also please remember to list your kids names so we can make … 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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