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:     October 22nd &23rd

Launch Time:    9AM-5PM Saturday

                                9AM-2PM Sunday


Launch Status: GO        


Last Update  12 SEPT 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.

Carl McLawhorn Memorial Fly-Off 10

Pittsburgh Space Command is hosting CMMF -10 on October 22 & 23, 2022.  Besides the usual NAR Competition , this a year a Fun Event has been added.  The new event is a build and fly a Classic Model from model rocketry's early years ( pre-1990) Click on the PDF icons for registration information and/or Fun Event details.


NARAM Results


From the Club President, John Pace



To all PSC Members & Friends:

I’d like to congratulate the team of Rod Schafer, Steve Foster and John Brohm (aka. The Flying I-Beams Kids), for their first-place finish in the Team Division at NARAM – 63, in Springfield, MO, giving them back-to-back National Championships. Per John Brohm, the heavy lifting was done by Rod and Steve, who finished generally first or second in most events. Their scale model, built by John Brohm, took first place in Sport Scale. Rod and Steve are now preparing for the Internats in Texas where they will be members of the USA FAI team, competing against teams from all over the world.

Launch Site Upgrade

Starting in June and continuing through October, all launches will have a Porta-Potty on site. This decision was made by the Club Officers in order to make the launches more family friendly.  If you like this improvement please let the Club know so we can plan for it at our annual business meeting.

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.

Late June 2022





Photos of the Month


Second June Launch!

 Photos courtesy of Charlie Dobbs