The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) has been around since 1957. At one time, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) was pretty tightly joined with them in covering model rocketry events and promoting model rocketry. In fact, for while there was space allotted in American Aircraft Modeler, AMA's monthly magazine, for model rocketry. From February 1968 through August 1969 there was a newsletter feature entitled "Model Rocketeer" in addition to a separate article, often written by G. Harry Stine. A complete list of all editions is provided below.
The NAR and AMA still work together. For example, the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) delegates authority for aeromodeling and spacemodeling to the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), who has in turn delegated Spacemodeling (model rocketry) to the NAR.
Click the NAR logo to the left and go to the membership page of today's National Association of Rocketry. You can read a sample edition of the NAR's magazine, Sport Rocketry, by clicking the thumbnail image to the right (here is part 2).
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The U. S. has been invited to compete in a World Championship Meet in Yugoslavia in 1969. Details will be announced at a later date.
Members attending the meetings were, President Beetch, and trustees Atwood, Barrowman, Butterworth, Belkewitch, Kirchner, Kukowski, Worth, Stine, Thompson and Rich.
Larry Loos, USAF, Ent Air Force Base, will assume editorship of The Model Rocketeer beginning with the next issue. Larry served as Assistant Public Affairs Chief at NARAM-9. He is well qualified to handle the chore since he is a Public Information Specialist at the Colorado Air Force installation. Larry was responsible for the establishment of a model rocket program among USAF personnel and their dependents in Europe.
He replaces "Casey" Kukowski, NAR Public Affairs Trustee. (I'm going to start building models for a change and be nice to my wife). JK.
National Model Rocket Championship Meet NASA Wallops Station, Va. August 19-23, 1968
Posted October 16, 2020