About RIMRA

Welcome!    The Rhode Island Model Rocket Association (RIMRA) is a model rocket club and a sanctioned section of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR # 755).  Founded in 2013 the club looking to bring rocketeers together from all of the Southeastern New England area. 

The Rhode Island Model Rocket Association (RiMRA) is a club composed of model rocket enthusiasts living throughout the southeast New England area and beyond.  Members range in age and skill level from novice to very experienced. Club members come from all walks of life to share their common love and excitement for amateur rocketry.

The mission of RiMRA is to provide a safe venue for launching amateur rockets and bring together people interested in amateur rocketry – whether they are new to the hobby or long time enthusiast.  RiMRA promotes amateur rocketry as a tool for teaching engineering, mathematics & the physical sciences.

Outreach events are designed to encourage students to become involved with science and engineering through hands on experience with model rocketry. Groups from the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) work with RiMRA members to prepare for their competitions.

The RiMRA is sanctioned by the National Association of Rocketry (NAR# 755). Sport flying, competitive events and high-powered rocketry are all part of the RIMRA schedule.

Safety is managed through a range safety protocol. Experienced rocketeers are always available to assist novice fliers.

Our Launch site is adjacent the to University of Rhode Island Campus, with launches held monthly on second Saturday, with Sunday reserved as a rain date.  Launches are open to anyone who wants to build and fly model rockets. We are a low-power and high-power club and can fly any rocket to 1,500 feet.  Anything over 1,500 feet to 3,000 feet requires clearance from TF Green’s tower who has final right of refusal. The public is always welcome to come and observe.

If you are Interested in in RiMRA please join:

http://www.rimra.org/become-a-member/ 

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Our Launch site is adjacent to the University of Rhode Island campus in Kingston, Rhode Island.  The field owned by University of Rhode Island and operated by a private farmer both of which have granted approval to launch. (see Launch Site  http://www.rimra.org/launch-site/).

Model rocketry is a one of those rare intersections of fun and learning. Model rockets build math, physics and chemistry skills.

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Model rocketry is a powerful tool for teachers who wish to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math into a fun, engaging, and challenging activity.

When designing model rockets in the computer lab, the students have an opportunity to match their ingenuity with the limits of Newton‟s Laws of Physics in order to design their own model rocket that is aerodynamically sound. Fine motor skills are honed during the construction of the rockets as they measure, cut, and glue their rocket parts to the specifications that they themselves determined. Teamwork is a skill that they acquire and they organize into a group with many specialized responsibilities for the purpose of launching their rockets and collecting valuable data to be processed and analyzed in the classroom. Suddenly, the Pythagorean Theorem makes sense as they visualize the giant triangle formed by the flight path of their rocket. Newton‟s Laws are in full enforcement right before their very eyes. Through the activities of model rocketry, science and math not only exist, they “come to life.”  Source: A STEM BASED MODEL ROCKETRY CURRICULUM

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Join the Club at http://www.rimra.org/become-a-member/

Rhode Island Model Rocket Association (RIMRA)  NAR #755

Club Mail Address: 26 Old Richmond Townhouse Road   Richmond RI 02812

Launch Location: Peckham Farm Rd  West Kingston, RI 02892

Club e-mail Address: rimra755@gmail.com

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