NARCON Schedule

The following is a list of topics and their presenters. This list will be continually updated as NARCON draws near, check back often. A daily schedule of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday’s events will be published prior to NARCON. This schedule is current as of November 8, 2018.

NARCON Special Event

We’ll be hosting an Apollo Saturn Scale Model Contest (static model craftsmanship judging only). Bring your best Apollo or Saturn and show your modeling skills. Model rockets, plastic models, even LEGO models are welcome. Prizes and awards for Best of Show and People’s Choice!

Sport Rocketry Track

-Scale Modeling Summit – Spacemodeling World Championships team USA panel—moderated by James Duffy
-Model Rocket Building Tips & Techniques—Chris Michielssen
-3D Printing in Scale Model Building—Dr. Mike Nowak
Centuri Summer: Adventures of an American Rocketeer—Michael Poss
-Museum of Flight G. Harry Stine Collection—
-BPS.Space Update—
Joe Barnard
-GPS Guided Recovery—Tim Van Milligan
-HPR Staging Techniques—Gary Dahlke
-Satellite Dreams: Doing Group HPR Projects—Mark Bundick
Developments in Rocketry Electronics: Towards Rocketry 2.0John Beans
Winning Strategy for the 2018 BALLS Hamster DanceGary Rosenfield
Slideshow from the Rocketeer Reunion and Other Things in the NAR History CollectionJennifer Ash


Space History/Real Space Track

Apollo Myths and Little-Known Facts—Wes Oleszewski
-National Air & Space Archives—Brian Nicklas
-Space Program-Goofs & Mistakes—Gary Dahlke

Draft Schedule for planning purposes

Friday, March 1, 2019

  • NAR Board of Trustees meeting   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Radisson)
  • Registration Open   12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Radisson)
  • Opening Reception   7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (KSC Visitor Complex)
  • Late Night at NARCON   9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Radisson)

Saturday, March 2 (all events at the Radisson Convention Center)

  • Registration Open   7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Vendor Room Open   8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Scale Model contest entries drop-off   no later than 8:30 a.m.
  • Morning Technical Sessions   8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
  • Luncheon and Apollo Old Timers Panel   11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Afternoon Technical Sessions   2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Reception/Social Hour   6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Banquet and Astronaut Panel   7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Scale Model pick-up   no later than 10:30 p.m.
  • Late Night at NARCON   9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 3

  • Registration Open   7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (Radisson)
  • NAR Town Hall   8:00 a.m. (Radisson)
  • Scale Model Contest Awards   9:15 a.m. (Radisson)
  • Cape Canaveral Air Force Station motor coach tour   9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (departs from and returns to the Radisson)*

*Subject to change due to operational restrictions.

Additional tour events may be added pending KSC/CCAFS operational availability.