Hosted by FLARE and SMRA, the National Sport Launch will take place in Alamogordo, NM – near the White Sands Missile Range, heart of the American Space program. If you are interested in Science, Space Science, Rocket Science, or Astronomy, you will not want to miss a visit to The Land of Enchantment. This airspace is coordinated with Holloman AFB. We can accommodate HPR Launches up to “N”. See a few of the Special Events we have planned. Please check back for updates as our plans come together.

Range Schedule:

Friday May 26

  • Range setup

Saturday May 27

  • 7:00 a.m.  Range opens
  • 3:00 p.m. Range closes
  • 7:00 p.m. – ???  Night Launch

Sunday May 28

  • 7:00 a.m.  Range opens
  • 3:00 p.m. Range closes

Monday May 29

  • 7:00 a.m. Range opens
  • 1:00 p.m. Range closes; site tear-down

Special Events & Tours

As our guests at NSL 2010 will attest, this area provides a wealth of activities for rocket scientists. We are working to arrange special tours of nearby observatories, White Sands Missile Range, Holloman Air Force Base, The New Mexico Space Museum and Astronaut Hall of Fame, and others.

We are also planning a night launch.


Launch Site

The Spaceport Model Rocketry Association launch site features shade structures, prep tables, and an observation tower. It is a ten minute drive from Alamogordo, NM.

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Expected waiver is 12,686′ AGL. The launch site can accommodate launches up to “N” power.


Official hotel is Holiday Inn Express. A special rate of $111/day is available when you call 575-434-9773 for reservations and cite National Association of Rocketry.

RV & Camping at the Boot Hill RV Resort.

Camping at the site is allowed but utility hookups and water are not available.

See our Vendors.

FLARE Event director is James Basler. SMRA President Hugh Malcolm is the Range Manager. If you have comments or questions about this site please contact Thomas Kindig.