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Online Rocketry Convention

Postby tripbarber » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:46 am

The U.S. National Association of Rocketry (NAR) is holding its annual winter convention (called “NARCON”) this year as an all-online event on January 29-31, 2021. NARCON is where rocketry enthusiasts share technical hobby rocketry information, and aerospace professionals present insights into commercial, university, and public aerospace programs. This is an unusual opportunity to hear many presentations on technical topics in rocketry without having to travel! Of course, the event is run in the US Eastern time zone (GMT-5), so the schedule may be challenging for our friends down under!

The convention begins on Friday, January 29 with a keynote presentation by Dr. Bashar Rizk, a Senior Staff Scientist for the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu. He will provide an update on the OSIRIS-Rex mission now that the spacecraft has collected a sample from Bennu and is returning it to Earth. Afterward manufacturers from across the U.S. hobby rocketry industry will join in a roundtable where they will be bringing you news of the latest and greatest products and services from their companies.

On Saturday the 30th, NARCON will offer 18 hour-long breakout sessions in three parallel presentation tracks of 6 topics each, covering Model Rocketry, High Power Rocketry, and Spaceflight, You will hear about topics such as altimeters, creating graphics and decals, rocket GPS systems, rocket stability and safety, the Artemis moon mission, designing long-burning rocket motors, and many others – all from well-known experts. Finally, there will be an evening speaker and virtual tours of Cape Canaveral and the LOC Precision and Estes rocket manufacturing companies. More events will continue to be added to the agenda of tours and speakers.

The full agenda and registration portal for NARCON is at: . If you have any difficulty with the online registration, contact Todd Schweim,

Come join us virtually in our annual gathering!

I really enjoyed my time flying with many of you at TDU 2019, hope to see you again.

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Re: Online Rocketry Convention

Postby OverTheTop » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:10 pm

Thanks for posting this Trip. Will try to log on for some of the sessions.
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