Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find frequently asked questions about rocketry, the NAR, and NTAC and their answers.

Q1: What is the National Association of Rocketry?

A: The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) is a non-profit tax-exempt scientific organization dedicated to consumer safety, youth education, and the advancement of technology in the hobby of spacemodeling (sport rocketry) in the United States. Founded in 1957, the NAR is the oldest and largest spacemodeling organization in the world with over 5900 members and 165 affiliated clubs across the U.S.

Q2: What does the membership provide?

A: 6 issues of the 56-page color Sport Rocketry magazine; A 60-page how-to book on all aspects of rocketry, the NAR Member Guidebook; $5 million rocket flight liability insurance; Access to NAR technical reports, high-power certification, and clubs

Q3: What does a membership in a local section provide?

A: When you get together with model rocket flyers in a NAR Section near you — you get to participate in building sessions, organized launches, and much more!