NAR Section #473


Pittsburgh Space Command is a sanctioned section of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). Since its inception in 1986 the club has brought rocketeers together from all over Western Pennsylvania to enjoy sport, high power and contest rocketry. During that time our club has safely launched over 22,000 rockets of all sizes and shapes.


Our launch site, located east of Grove City, PA is easy to access and with over 800 acres, is an excellent site for all types of rocket flights.


The club's launch equipment can support most types of flights, from 1/4A to K (and L and M with advanced notice), so we've got you covered.


Whether you are new to rocketry, or are an experienced rocketeer looking to join in the fun with our club, please feel free to come to one of our monthly launches and see what we are all about.

Next Launch:     May 22nd

Launch Time:    11AM - 4 PM

Launch Status: GO


Last Update 20 May 2022

Covid-19 Policy

Pittsburgh Space Command encourages you to take whatever precautions you deem necessary to protect you, your friends and your family from Covid-19 while enjoying yourself at our monthly launches. We also ask that everyone respect each individual’s choices of how they choose to deal with Covid while attending our launches.

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Website Status

This site is under construction. Pages and links will be added over the next couple of months.  Thank you for your patience.

Newsletter Status

Newsletter production is currently on hiatus due to the lack of a Newsletter Editor. Past issues will be posted on this site as time allows. 


If you are interested in filling the position of  Newsletter Editor and resuming production of Team Pittsburgh,  please contact our Section Advisor.

Special End of Year Photo Page




At our last launch of the year we hosted 19 students and their respective parents and teachers from Sylvania Northview HS, Sylvania Ohio.  They made the three and a half hour journey so that the students of Mr. Richard Sharp's engineering class could attempt their Level One NAR Jr HPR certification.  They all made it with no failures! Congratulations gang!  We also had somewhere around 10 CMU students attempt their Level One TRA certifications, while we don't have the numbers on how many were successful, we're pretty sure most of them made it. Congratulations to the CMU gang as well.  If you were counting that was just under 30 certifications in less than 3 hours. What a busy and fun filled day.  Anyways, click here if you'd like to see what paying forward to this great hobby of ours looks like.

April 2022





Videos are muted so as to be SFW.  Turn up the sound if you'd like to hear them. Thanks!


Photos of the Month


We were busy in April!

 Photos and video courtesy of Aleks Krachanko, Charlie Dobbs and John Pace