ROL NEWS--NARCON 2006 Events Announced

NARCON 2006 Events Announced February 27, 2006 Web posted at: 1:13 PM EST

(ROL Newswire) -- NARCON 2006 (Annual Technical Conference for the National Association of Rocketry), will be held on March 10-12 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Among the many events will be a Model and High Power Rocket Safety Program where Warren Benson will discuss the safety program used by the NASA/Houston Rocket Club (which is based on the use of checklists created with help and encouragement from the Johnson Space Center safety department). Participants will learn techniques to insure their rockets will work properly and return to fly again. Another event will be The Rocketry Education Pipeline. Vince Huegele from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will discuss using the NASA Explorers Institute to develop new methods of reaching out to teachers and their students. Sport Rocketry Magazine¹s editor Tom Beach will speak about the publication. A NAR Town Hall Meeting will take place where NAR President Mark Bundick will conduct an open meeting for all attending NAR members. Boxed lunches will be delivered to the room the Town Hall meeting is held in (this meeting will be held during lunch). The presidents of four successful NAR sections will present ³Care and Feeding of a NAR Section² to discuss and answer questions about some of their unique challenges. Participation in the discussion is encouraged by giving ideas and feedback about successes and challenges. Additionally, a wide range of other events will take place, including some genuine space science and special guests. For full information, check out the website at

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Source: NARCON Committee

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