The major differences between model and high power rockets are propulsion power and weight. Like model rockets, high power rockets are typically made of safer, non-metallic materials such as cardboard,…Read More
Welcome to Rocketry in Utah!
The Utah Rocket Club (UROC) is an organization dedicated to the promotion of safe, fun and educational activities for people of all ages through the sport, science, and hobby of…Read More
What is Model Rocketry?
Model rocketry was developed during the "space race" era as an alternative to the amateur rocket activity -- involving metallic airframes and the mixing of dangerous propellants -- that was responsible for…Read More
UROC provides Community Outreach
Throughout the year, the Utah Rocket Club welcomes Educational, scouting, Civil Air Patrol, 4H and other youth groups to attend our launches. Utah Rocket Club members are also available for presentations…Read More
The Utah Rocket Club's official schedule is set and is available on the website for your viewing pleasure. Among the changes from last year, the club has reduced the number of member meetings in favor of quality over quantity. While
Chapter 1: Family Guy - It was Saturday night. The kids had been busy all day and Maria's friend Ruby was over. Carrie and I had been busy all day too and it was time for dinner. We all went to get a burger, came home, and decided to just relax and have fun. We started with a game of Bananas, a…Read More
HellFire 19 – The View From On High By Frank Whitby In case you ever wondered, HellFire can be seen and enjoyed, as a spectator, from 4 miles away and 2000 feet above the salt. My friend Joe Zachary accompanied me on a West Desert Adventure to photograph HellFire 19 from the top of a nearby mountain on…Read More
Last month, at the NARAM-57 awards banquet, the NAR announced the members of the Association who have reached 50 years of continuous membership. As of this date there are fewer than 40 current NAR members who have reached this milestone. These include legends in the hobby like: Bill Stine, Vern and Gleda Estes, Manning Butterworth, Trip Barber, Jay Apt, and…Read More
The United States would not exist today if people with courage, like Christopher Columbus, had not pushed their frontiers. Opponents of our space program are like those who ridiculed Columbus before he sailed into the unknown. The Queen of Spain could not have imagined the centuries of benefits that have come because of that voyage, yet Spain and the rest…Read More
Editor's Note: Below is a reproduction of Jed Marti's succesful NAR Level 3 documentation package. The package is meant to serve as a record fo the design and construction techniques used in the Level 3 vehicle's build. Jed has graciously allowed us to reproduce the document so that others can learn from it. Take some time and notice the detail…Read More
Fred always wanted to be an astronaut. He wanted to explore places where few had ever been. Little did he dream it would ultimately be into inner space, in the form of breast cancer. And so with an explorer’s imagination and an aptitude for science, Fred prepared in high school to become an aerospace engineer. But life had other plans for him.…Read More