- NAR Section News (9.14.20)
- The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC) Registration Opens (9.14.20)
- Donate to the NAR through AmazonSmile. (9.14.20)
- Interested in a little friendly worldwide rocketry competition? Check out the World Space Modeling Virtual Open Meet (8.28.20)
- Results of 2019-2020 Rules Revision Process (7.14.20)
- Latest Update to NAR Members Regarding COVID-19. (5.11.20)
- Questions about NAR Insurance? (11.7.19)
Welcome to the National Association of Rocketry
The NAR is all about having fun and learning more with and about sport rockets. We are the oldest and largest sport rocketry organization in the world. Since 1957, over 100,000 serious sport rocket modelers have joined the NAR to take advantage of the fun and excitement of organized rocketry. Read our organizational statement to see more about who we are and what we do.
Visit Organized Rocket Launches
NAR members and Sections host hundreds of launches each year—both sport launches and competitions—from the local and regional levels to national events. Check out our Online Launch Windows calendar listing some of the launches coming up in the next few months, in the United States and worldwide.
The National Association of Rocketry holds annual national events; NARCON, NSL, and NARAM. The events move around the country and appeal to every type of rocket enthusiast.
NARCON—The annual NAR Convention.
NSL 2021—The National Sport Launch is to be held May 29-31, 2021. NSL is hosted by the San Luis Valley Rocketeers, in Alamosa, CO. The Event Director is Matt Abbey.
NARAM-62—The NAR Annual Meet is to be held July 24-31, 2021 at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, NY. The event is hosted by the Monroe Astronautical Rocket Society, MARS Club 136, and the Syracuse Rocket Club, SRC 566. The Contest Director is Dan Wolf, the Sport Launch Directors are Bill and MaryBeth Clune.
Events: 1/2A B/G*, 1/2A SD*, 1/2A HD*, 1/2A PD*, 1/2A ALT*, 1/2A Flexwing, B Payload*, D SuperRoc Altitude altimeter, Sport Scale, R & D. (*NRC Events)
Connect With Local Clubs
When you get together with model rocket flyers in a NAR Section near you —participate in building sessions, launches, and more! Your sport rocket designing, building, and flying is always more fun when you have rocket flying friends joining you. If you’d like to have a club closer to you, we’ll even show you how to start a new one!
Liftoff With High-Power Rocketry
Build bigger, climb higher and fly faster! As an adult NAR member, you can become qualified to purchase and use rocket motors more powerful than those allowed to be sold to the general public!
The National Rocketry Competition
The NAR has retooled the U.S. Model Rocket Sporting Code (aka the Sporting Code) so that NAR competition will be significantly more accessible to the average member. The new competition rulebook- SportingCode-2017, details a new approach to competition known as the National Rocketry Competition or NRC. The NRC emphasizes eight core events powered with low cost motors.
The NAR Provides Insurance
Today, that perfect local launch field is likely to belong to a school system, park department, or private landowner who insists on being covered by insurance before allowing you to fly. While we’re proud of our safety record, it helps to know that NAR members are covered by $5 million worth of personal liability insurance to give that site owner added peace of mind! Questions about NAR insurance, click here.
Lifetime membership is available to any new or renewing senior member of the National Association of Rocketry. Pay a one-time fee of $1,000 and become a NAR member for life. Call NAR headquarters at (800) 262-4872. Marie will fulfill your membership over the phone; lifetime memberships can not be purchased online.
What’s My NAR Number?
The process of issuing a NAR member card for new, renewing, and HPR certification typically takes 4-6 weeks. The cards are sent weekly to a fulfillment company that prints them and does the mailing. In the event you need Proof of Membership or your HPR Certification, use the following links: