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Major court victory for model and amateur rocketry

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Good-ish news, looks like model rockets may get an exemption from being regulated to death – “Senator Enzi issued a press release that stated, “People who build and launch model rockets for fun should not have to give up their hobby due to an unnecessary set of obstacles and an unjustified claim which classifies rocket propellant as an explosive. This safe, mind-expanding activity offers many benefits to today’s youth including increased interest in math, science, and space exploration while providing them with a fun recreational activity. While this decision is not the end, it gives rocketeers firmer footing and gets them closer to enjoying their hobby without having to bear the burden of unnecessary regulation.”Link.

Related: Beginner’s guide to model rockets – Link.

Update: Make_rockets writes “If you’d like to get involved in model rocketry, you probably want to take a look at the National Association of Rocketry, a nearly 50 year old organization dedicated to the safe, educational and fun use of model rockets. There is a probably a local club in your area (if you are in the US).

3 thoughts on “Major court victory for model and amateur rocketry

  1. If you’d like to get involved in model rocketry, you probably want to take a look at the National Association of Rocketry, a nearly 50 year old organization dedicated to the safe, educational and fun use of model rockets. There is a probably a local club in your area (if you are in the US)

    http://nar.org/

  2. what do they consider model? I was part of rocket club and we made a 6 foot tall rocket, and in order to purchase, and load the rocket with an engine our instructor needed to be certified (still regulted), and when we launched it we neeed a no fly zone from the FAA (still regulated) were not the only one that designed them there are hundred’s of competition’s for rocket design

  3. If you want to get involved in BIG rockets after exhausting your local Wal-Mart’s supply of A, B, and C motors, the Tripoli Rocketry Association (www.tripoli.org) is another place to go. Tripoli has an over 20 year history of promoting high-power model rocketry.

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