- posted 16 years ago
"The Tripoli Rocketry Association plans to send up three rockets to
altitudes of 20,000 to 30,000 feet"
Seems the TRA knows how to market itself, while the NAR can't quite seem to
figure it out.
Ever since the X-Prize Cup was announced over a year ago, I have enquired if
the NAR has any plans to do anything regarding the X-Prize Cup. Total
Perhaps the NAR is doing something behind the scenes, and will annouce
something at NARAm, but I doubt it.
This X-Prize Cup, which will be a yearly event in early October, has the
potential to become the Woodstock of Rocketry.
Imagine, if you can, a week long event, with hundreds of thousands of people
along with live TV. You know the Discovery Channel and perhaps even the
National Geographic will be covering this event.
Some of my suggestions would be for Estes and the NAR to sponsor a
competition using the Estes X-prize models. The X-Prize Cup people are
looking for a sponsor for their Eggs Prize event( egg lofting) right now
they are using water rockets. Why not use model rockets instead? I mean,
model rocketry did invent Egg Lofting.
perhaps the TRA/NAR could jointly put on demo launches all week showing the
spectrum of rocketry from micro-maxx to TRA EX P motors. Hand out TRA/NAR
There are at least 3-4 NAR sections and TRA prefectures in the state of New
Mexico, so if they all worked together I am sure they could come up with the
manpower. This X-Prize Cup has the potential to be even bigger in scope than
the successful TARC.