14 hours, huh? That may get you the "longest drive" award. (Note to
self: get something for a "longest drive" award. Maybe a kind vendor
will step up and donate something? (Hint, hint)).
Planning for the 2004 National Sport Launch continues at a feverish
pace, and all indications are that it should be a whopper of a launch,
certainly the biggest rocket event in Texas since the 2002 LDRS. The
Hearne launch site is especially ideal in that it makes us damn near
weather-proof, as we will be flying off of an airport taxiway.
We expect (conservatively) about 250 flyers at this point. Launch
queue times should be short, as we will have two High Power ranges and
a Model Rocket range running in concert, with support for anything
from 1/2A to M power. The waiver is as follows:
12,500' MSL call-ins
M impulse limited to 10000' MSL
NSL is proudly presented by the Austin Area Rockety Group on behalf of
the National Association of Rocketry, with the enthusiastic support of
the entire Texas rocketry community; special thanks go to the
NASA/Houston Rocketry Club, who have been especially gracious in
allowing us access to the Hearne site. For those of you unfamiliar
with the location of the Hearne launch site, it is roughly equidistant
from the Houston, Austin, and DFW metro areas.
For more information, please visit the NSL '04 website at:
See you in Hearne on Memorial Day weekend!
P.S. AARG will NOT be providing debt counseling at NSL '04! Our
vendors will happily assist you in increasing your debt load, however.
NSL '04 Event Director
14 hours is hardly a drive. I drove 18 hours to LDRS 2002. 32 hours each
way to BALLS twice and again this year.
I considered driving to NSL this year at 18 hours, but couldn't find
someone else to go with. I had planned to go to LDRS in New York at 17
hours, but my other driver cancelled on me.
I will go to LDRS 2005 in Canada and the drive is at least 20 hours.