Upcoming Launch Schedule

2017 - 2018 ROCC Season

All launches are at the Midland, NC site unless otherwise stated.

April 21st & 22nd

May 19th & 20th

June 16th & 17th

July 21st & 22nd **

* Tentative, if crops are out in time

** Tentative, if the field is still available

 Set-up starts at about 9:00, launches commence about 10:00. Field closes about 30 min. before dusk so we can clean up. Watch the site front page for specifics.

Friday
Jul112008

Freedom Launch

Hey folks... I've just been looking at the ICBM site and Tom Henderson is starting to post about the upcoming Freedom Launch on August 30, 31 & Sept. 1st. He's looking for help on range duties just like the NSL weekend. Saturday and Sunday are sport days, Monday the 1st is a research day. Pop on over to tripolisc.org and check it out. I can say from previous outings that it's great fun. DR

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Tuesday
Jul082008

Planning Ahead

I was thinking about what was said at a great evening session at the NSL hotel by Gary Daughtry about the up coming Shuttle missions and their scheduled dates. I went over to the NASA page and here's the latest mission schedule. LINK

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Saturday
Jul052008

Cool PIX

Well I hope everyone had a safe but great Independence day. I was looking for something to post here and Astronomy Picture of the Day came through with a beauty this morning! Check it out HERE This was taken in Austrailia to celebrate Austrailia Day, with fireworks, comet McNaught, and a ripping lightning storm. Ain't nature grand? APOD is a great site to visit, with a lovely photo every day to help learn about our universe. DR

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Monday
Jun302008

Rockets Magazine has their NSL 2008 pictures up.

Sunday
Jun152008

Reminder: Discovery Series "When We Left Earth"

Doc wanted everybody to remember that the Discovery Channel series about the American space program continues tonight at 9pm (EDT). We watched the first two episodes last Sunday, and they looked great. Those of you with Discovery in High Def please tune in and enjoy it for those of us stuck with standard def!

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Thursday
Jun052008

June Launch - Cancelled

Everyone: UPDATE - Talked to Kip and Terry Baucom today. Kip began harvesting today but as a result the field is extremely dry and has a lot of debris from the harvesting setting on top of the stalks, it is drier than anticipated. Terry deemed the fire threat as too risky to fly plus the forecast for the extremely hot weather weighed into making the decision. So, after polling the club officers and a few others we have decided to cancel the launch this month. Thanks, Ralph Roberts ROCC Prez

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Thursday
May292008

First NSL2008 pictures are up

Ralph got us pictures from the weekend, and they're up for you viewing pleasure. See them here A second group of pictures is (spread out over 5 pages) here . The second set of photos was shot by our friend Steve Rogers who says, do whatever you want with them! Also, anyone who can identify anything in these pictures, please shoot me an email so I can add names of people and rockets. jeanrATwireknotDOTcom. Thanks.

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Tuesday
May272008

Many Thanks to ROCC for their efforts at NSL 2008

The following is a post of Todd Haring's email to the Prez. Ralph, I have received phone calls and e-mails - as well as many people stopping me at the launch itself - to tell me how much they appreciated the efforts of the ROCC helpers at NSL 2008. It is a great thing to know how that I am a member of such a great group of folks. Burl and Joanna Finkelstein both asked me to thank you all again for your efforts. WAY TO GO ROCC - I have also been told that NAR was so impressed with the field in Orangeburg and the quality of the event that they are asking the Carolina's to host another NAR event soon. Burl called me today to see if I am game and I said yes - it might be becuase I am dehydrated and am not thinking straight but I told him to count me in...so ROCC members - we may have a chance to participate again. We had flyers from as far west as Texas and as far north as Michigan. They may have come from further than that - but that is the farthest away of those I met. I'll get some pics to Doc soon...I have a bunch - Mark and I are sorting through them this week. We should all be proud and I can't thank everyone enough for getting involved and making our Club Proud!!! Todd Haring

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Tuesday
May272008

NSL 2008 , What a Launch

Everyone: The NSL launch was this past weekend and I was happy to see a lot of ROCC members there. It was great to see all the good work everyone did to host the launch. Burl's wife Joanna helped get all the ROCC volunteers working and it was a good thing we worked cause it allowed the load to be spread more evenly, they were most appreciative of our efforts. The SoAR and ROSCO group were beat by the end of the weekend. There were a lot of great flights and a few not so good, however, It was a great launch. The weather was awesome on Sunday and Monday with just a few breezy times. Hopefully, we will have some good pictures to post up soon. I was checking the Rocketry Forum tonight and check this out. This is a reprint of Trip Barber's Post, just had to slide this in: ----------------------------------------------------------------------- NAR National Sport Launch 2008 My thanks to Event Director Burl Finkelstein and all the team from SoAR, ROSCO, and ROCC Sections (and the TRA SC Prefecture) for a job well done in organizing and running a great, friendly NAR National Sport Launch 2008 over Memorial Day weekend at the Super Sod launch site in Orangeburg, SC. Many members of the National Association of Rocketry and other rocketeers from the Southest region benefited from their hard work and skill in putting this event on and, like me, had a great time flying rockets and socializing with new and old friends as a result. It was a fine weekend of fun, friendships, and flying on an outstanding site. Thanks to all of you who ran NSL 2008 for taking your turn in service to the NAR by stepping forward to take this on. Trip Barber NAR 4322 NAR VP & National Events Committee Chairman ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Note: Rockets Magazine was there taking pictures and videos, look for a DVD and articles to come in Rockets and Extreme Rocketry Magazine. Thanks, Ralph Roberts

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Tuesday
May272008

NSL Photos

Just to echo what Ralph said in his post we have a friend that came down and shot about 400 MB of photos, I've spoken to Todd & he's got a bunch, anyone else please send photos to me at my "wireknotatgmaildotcom" account. (Note, I replaced the usual symbols to foil the spam-bots.) Thanks, and to those who didn't make it, boy, you missed a great one! DR

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