- vNARCON-2023 Registration is Open (12.1.22)
- Sport Rocketry magazine (January/February 2023) is now available in Members Only Forum (12.21.22)
- Get Started! The NAR Members Only Forum (10.24.22)
- The World Spacemodeling Championships are coming to the United States. NAR members can be part of this historic event!
- Revised HPR Certification procedures, tests, and applications are now available
- Teaching Rocketry in the Classroom
- Questions about NAR Sections
- Online Rocketry Mentoring Resources
- Questions about Insurance
- Interested in Donating to Our Organization
- What’s My NAR Number?
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.
vNARCON 2023—The ultimate virtual Rocket Convention. vNARCON 2023 is set for January 27-29, 2023.
NSL West 2023—NSL West is set for May 27-29, 2023 in Alamosa, Colorado. 30K Waiver! An event specific website is to follow.
NSL East 2023—NSL East is to be determined. A date and location have yet to be set. An event specific website is to follow.
NARAM-64—The NAR Annual Meet is set for July 29-August 1, 2023 and will be held in Lordsburg, NM. The contest director is Vern Richardson. The event includes 4 days of sport and competition flying. An event specific website is to follow.
Events: A Altitude*, A Payload*, A Boost/Glide Duration*, A Streamer Duration*, B Eggloft Duration*, 1/4A Parachute Duration,* 1/2A Flex Wing, Precision Fragile Payload, Classic Model (*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! All HPR Certification Procedures, tests, and applications are available here.
Visit our Exclusive Members Only Forum
Members have exclusive access to our members only forum. The forum will allow you to immediately connect with fellow members on a local, regional, and national level. The forum will allow you to engage in meaningful conversations about the topics that matter to you. There are communities for General Rocketry, High Power Rocketry, Competitive Rocketry, plus many more!
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.
The National Rocket 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, details a new approach to competition known as the National Rocket Competition or NRC. The NRC emphasizes eight core events powered with low cost motors.
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: