July 20th Special Commemorative
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Launch is:
Welcome to the webpage of the Sierra Rockets, the National Association of Rocketry #728, and the Tripoli Rocketry Association Reno Chapter.This club is a hybrid club of both National Association of Rocketry, and Tripoli Rocketry Association. We have regularly scheduled launches throughout the year, and welcome all levels of rocketeers.
Visitors are very welcome! If you would like to come out to watch our launches, feel free to contact us and come out.
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We look forward to hearing from you!
* We will host a special launch on July 20th to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It was on July 20th, 1969 that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, while Mike Collins monitored from the Command Module in orbit.
Sierra Rockets will launch Apollo, Mercury, and Gemini era scale rockets to commemorate one of mankind's greatest achievements. The launch will begin at 8:30 on Misfit Flats. We welcome EVERYBODY to come and join us!!
* We have some good news. Our Certificate of Authorization from the FAA now allows us to do 3-day launches. We are in the works of planning for the year and will announce if & when we will host a long launch.
* On the disappointing side of news, the FAA has reduced our ceiling. We have had 5 years of successful safe launches, but they realized that they made an error in the ceiling and have reduced it. Our ceiling is now 7,200' AGL / 11,000 MSL.
* Our launch photos will be on our Facebook group's page. That makes it easier for everyone to share photos. Please check there for the photos. You can find our Facebook Group here: SIERRA ROCKETS FACEBOOK GROUP.
A fun video shot at our July 2017 monthly launch
Please note that the drone was positioned very far away from the launch pad, and as you can see in the video, on the opposite side of the lakebed from the launch control. In the very very small chance that a rocket would have hit the drone, it would have been over the lakebed with no people anywhere near it.