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: April 16th
Launch Time: 11-4 PM
Launch Status: GO
Last Update 21 MAR 2023
April Kit Auction
The club has decided to do a monthly auction of kits donated by club members and friends of PSC. Funds raised go towards our monthly expenses, equipment purchases and rental fees. There will be various offerings that will be previewed here. All kits are in excellent to mint condition unless otherwise noted here. To preview the kit, roll your mouse over the kit photo to see front and back. This month, Astrobee does not have this feature.
TERMS: All kits sold as is. All kits have a reserve price, if the reserve is not met, the person with the winning bid has the option to pay the reserve or walk away from the sale. Cash only. Auctions are held at the launch site, no internet sales. All sales final.
Estes Trident II - Mint
Estes V2 - Mint
Peter Alway Astrobee 1500 - Mint
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.
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.
Fun Fly Event - April 2023
The club has planned a few fun things for the membership to try this year. First up is a fun fly contest to test your modeling skills. We're calling this one the Sounding Rocket Sendoff. (Contest Flier Below)
This is a build and fly contest where everyone attending gets to vote on their favorite models. We hope you decide to participate.
Congratulations to our Club's Vice President! Aleks travelled to MDRA's field to successfully attempt and get his Level 3 Certification. Photos and a video of the flight can be found below.
CMU at PSC
Videos are muted so as to be SFW. Turn up the sound if you'd like to hear them. Thanks!
Photos of the Month
2023 Flying Season has Started!
Photos and video courtesy of Ernie Marsh, Aleks Krachanko and John Pace