Apogee Flying Machine 


Apollo 17 Commemorative Launch – Saturday, December 10

“Apollo 17 (December 7-19, 1972) was the final lunar mission of NASA’s Apollo program, the most recent time humans have set foot on the Moon or traveled beyond low Earth orbit. Commander Gene Cernan and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt walked on the Moon, while Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans orbited above.” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_17]

To commemorate this historic rocketry achievement, DART will host a “Rockets of the Space Race” launch on December 10 (rain date Dec 18).

Please bring your Saturn 1 thru 5s, Mercury Redstones, Little Joes, Atlases, Gemini Titan IIs. Bring your Sputniks and Vostoks and N1s. While you’re at it, bring your Space Shuttles, Falcon 9s, and SLSs. Launch any scale up to a G motor (and which won’t exceed our altitude limit of 1,000 feet). Anything larger can be shown off as a static display.

There will be no formal program. Just bring your historic rocket(s) and prep and launch at your leisure. If you can convince someone with a Vostok to race your Mercury, or a Saturn to race your N1, we’ll do it!

This is not an exclusive launch. Non-historic rockets are also welcome. We hope to see you at the Dec 10 launch!


Next Launch – Sunday, November 20

Welcome to DART!

DART supports low-power and mid-power model rocketry for the greater San Diego region. We also work closely with the local Tripoli prefecture (http://tripolisandiego.org/) for high power rocketry.

DART has launches on Fiesta Island approximately twice a month (except for our summer hiatus). The launches are free and open to the public. Anyone may participate in the launch, or just to come by and watch. If you attend a DART launch, you won’t need any permits. Just show up and fly your rockets!  DART already has the required permits and forms with the SD Parks department and Fire department. We also provide launch pads and a central launch control.

You’re welcome to become a member of DART, although this isn’t required to attend DART launches.  Click on the “Membership” tab for more information.

Please contact us if you have additional questions.  We hope to see you at a future DART launch!