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We are a go for launch this Saturday November 18th

We will need to park at the farm building and walk in. Between 8:45 and 9:00 we will have an authorized car that can ferry your equipment in. After that will we have a dock cart that you can use.

Please see the updated Launch Protocol. http://www.rimra.org/launch/launch-protocol/

UPDATE Friday November 17th 2017:

All;

We have been watching the weather although Saturday looks bad the first half of the day looks good. So our decision at this point is to go for a launch but cut off b/t 12 and 1 and head out for a burgers at local establishment.

Below is weather.com and Turn-to-Ten is mirroring this.

We are go!

RIMRA November Launch is postponed to November 18th

On a positive note, we have worked with the University of Rhode Island on revised Launch Field Protocol. There are several entities within and outside URI that have operations on the Peckham Fields. This revised protocol preserves each stakeholders interest. The new Protocol will be posted in the website in the next 72 Hours for your review http://www.rimra.org/launch/launch-protocol/.

I want to thank the University of Rhode Island for supporting our Club and seeing the value we bring to the community through students interest in “STEM” and keeping Born again Rocketeers “BORs” off the streets.We hope to see more URI Students involved in the club’s activities.

(Note: Faculty and Students from the University of Rhode Island can become members and attend launches for Free http://www.rimra.org/become-a-member/ )

In reading many books on the US Space Programs and the past and current astronauts there consistently seems to be certain commonalities among many of them that I have personally noted,

1) They read “The Right Stuff,” Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.
2) Attended one of the Apollo or Space Shuttle launch as a kid.
3) They had teacher or mentor or role model that believed in and motivated them.
4) Was Active in some form of a STEM program in or out of school.
5) They Built Model Rockets as a Kid (And some still do……

You never know someday maybe one of RIRMA’s young members will be the next astronaut to MARS…………

NASA Astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren launches model rockets with children

Team America Rocket Challenge “TARC”

TARC

Family Fun

Father Daughter Team …GO URI !

Father Son Team

RIMRA Launch Field Update

We met with the University of Rhode Island this past Friday, and we have agreed on new field protocol that will work for all stakeholders (RIMRA, URI and Turf farmer). We tentative have a launch this Saturday pending confirmation from the Unversity on one outstanding item.

I will post the updated protocol in the next 24 hours on the website.

I will update this post daily.

Launch of Apollo 11, first manned exploration of the moon. Spectators gather along the beach across from the launch pad at The Kennedy Space Center to watch the lift off that morning. Titusvill, Florida, USA, July 16, 1969

RIMRA’s October 14th launch is Cancelled

We are currently working through some field access issues and will resume Launches as soon as possible. If you have any questions please email us at rocket@rimra.org

We are a go for RIMRA launch this Saturday, September 9, 2017

It looks like we have a great weekend coming up as of today, so are currently* a “GO” for our Rocket launch this Saturday, September 9th, 2017. We start at 9 AM, help setting up is appreciated and we look start launching at 9:30.

We will have the Rocket Grill up and running with hot dogs and hamburgers etc.

Jason from AMW ProX will not be there so pick up what you can before hand.

The launch site is located on University of Rhode Island Property. The Launch field is located across Rt 138 from the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center parking lot at the end of Peckham Farm Road. STAY ON THE DIRT ROADS LEADING TO THE LAUNCH SITE and do not drive on the grass or other areas AND PLEASE DRIVE SLOW …. some of us “BARs” are slow moving and may not be able to get out of the way.

* We will update the website as to any changes in the Weather as to “GO” / “NO GO” status. We use Sunday as a rain date, but let’s keep our figures crossed for Saturday.

Load’m up!!

Spectators are welcome!

Launch information, directions, and launch holds, and weather updates can be found here among educational information, vendor links, etc.,
www.rimra.com

http://www.rimra.org/launch/launch-site/

We are a go for launch this Sunday August 13th 2017

Based on our weather protocol the Launch will be Sunday, August 13th 2017

No go if one of the following criteria is predicted any time times between 9 am and 2 pm EST on launch day
Temperature below 32° or below 20° with wind chill
Chance of rain is greater than 50% – Predicted 60%
Wind greater than 15 MPH or gust greater than 25 MPH
Criteria source: Weather.com for West Kingston Rhode Island 02892

We will update the website as to any changes in the Weather as to “GO” / “NO GO” status up to 12 hours before the launch.

The launch site is located on University of Rhode Island Property. The Launch field is located across Rt 138 from the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center parking lot at the end of Peckham Farm Road.

PLEASE STAY ON THE DIRT ROADS LEADING TO THE LAUNCH SITE and do not drive on the grass or other areas AND PLEASE DRIVE SLOW.

Launch information, directions and launch holds and weather updates can be found here among educational information, vendor links etc,:
www.rimra.com

http://www.rimra.org/launch/launch-site/

We are a go for launch this Saturday, July 8, 2017 (Note Launch location has moved for this launch)

We are a go for launch this Saturday, July 8, 2017

It looks like we have a great weekend coming up as of today, so are currently* a “GO” for our Rocket launch this Saturday, We start at 9 AM, help setting up is appreciated and we look start launching at 9:30.

Due to the crops growing on our Launch field we have an alternative field we will be launching on. It is located just another .5 mile of our current location as the crow flies.

The launch site is still located on University of Rhode Island Property. but is off of Rt 138 on Plains Road Park along the road near the Baseball field (we will instruct otherwise on site ass needed) See below map

This may be a temporary relocation we will keep you all posted.

Need be call me directly at 401-965-8443 (Paul)

Spectators are welcome!

We are a go for launch this Saturday, June 10, 2017

It looks like we have a great weekend coming up as of today, so are currently* a “GO” for our Rocket launch this Saturday, June 10, 2017. We start at 9 AM, help setting up is appreciated and we look start launching at 9:30.

This is a joint Launch with CMASS (Central Massachusetts Spacemodeling Society). This will be a great launch with our friends from CMASS they know how to run a launch and this will be the 4th joint launch with them, each one has been great!

CMASS’s LDO (Launch Discipline Officer)

We will have the Rocket Grill up and running with hot dogs and hamburgers etc.

Jason from AMW ProX will be there with his rocket motors, kits, etc. for sale you can email him directly for any special needs. (jason@amwprox.com)

The launch site is located on University of Rhode Island Property. The Launch field is located across Rt 138 from the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center parking lot at the end of Peckham Farm Road. STAY ON THE DIRT ROADS LEADING TO THE LAUNCH SITE and do not drive on the grass or other areas AND PLEASE DRIVE SLOW.

* We will update the website as to any changes in the Weather as to “GO” / “NO GO” status. We use Sunday as a rain date, but let’s keep our figures crossed for Saturday.

Load’m up!!

Spectators are welcome!

Launch information, directions, and launch holds, and weather updates can be found here among educational information, vendor links, etc.,
www.rimra.com

http://www.rimra.org/launch/launch-site/

We are a go for launch this Saturday, May 13, 2017

It looks like we have a great weekend coming up at this point, so are a go for our Rocket launch this Saturday, May 13, 2017. We start at 9 AM, help setting up is appreciated and we look start launching at 9:30.

We will have the Rocket Grill up and running with hot dogs and hamburgers etc.

Jason from AMW ProX will be there with his rocket motors, kits, etc. for sale you can email him directly for any special needs. (jason@amwprox.com)

The launch site is located on University of Rhode Island Property. The Launch field is located across Rt 138 from the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center parking lot at the end of Peckham Farm Road. There is an easier alternative entrance on Ministerial Rd (Route 110) just north of West Kingston Elementary School on a dirt road. STAY ON THE DIRT ROADS LEADING TO THE LAUNCH SITE and do not drive on the grass or other areas AND PLEASE DRIVE SLOW.

We will update the website as to any changes in the Weather as to “GO” / “NO GO” status. Moving to Sunday as a rain date may be problematic as it is Mothers day, but let’s keep our figures crossed for Saturday.

Load’m up!!

Spectators are welcome

Launch information, directions, and launch holds, and weather updates can be found here among educational information, vendor links, etc.,
www.rimra.com

http://www.rimra.org/launch/launch-site/

Next Launch is scheduled for Saturday May 13th 2017

Next Launch is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th, 2017

We will update the post as we get closer to the launch date.