SCORE Saturday July 1st, 2023

SCORE Saturday July 1st, 2023 Launch AnnouncementNo better way to kick off summer than a Rocket Launch and BBQ! Join SCORE Saturday July 1st at the Steely Memorial Launch Site just outside of Pueblo. (See website for exact location and directions.) Waiver 12,000 AGL! Southern Colorado Rocketeers will start the day with set up at 8 am. Club meeting will be held at 830 am. Launch to start at 9 am. BBQ will get going at about 1130 am. Launching can continue till 4 pm or when the wind/weather kicks up. SCORE will provide burgers, hot dogs, and buns. Please consider bringing your favorite side [...]

By |2023-06-27T02:12:02+00:00June 27, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Gratitude Good Morning -- John Papp here.  I was not sure where to send this, but I suspect this is probably the right place. My family lost our brother on February 8th.  While he had only recently (within the past year) moved from PA to CO, he was very much into model rocketry and launched in Pueblo as often as his schedule allowed.  When he passed, he took with him all of his model rocketry knowledge re. engines and models and all the rest.  So, when we wanted to do a tribute flight for him this past [...]

By |2023-05-15T22:41:14+00:00May 15, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Certify Level One High Power Rocketry

SCORE model rocket launch pad SCORE has a GREAT set up for launching model rockets. Estes Industries makes a line of model rocket kits to build and fly, and is the place where most budding rocketeers start. The kits are made with plastic nose cones, paper body tubes and balsa wood fins, and are easy to assemble. Model rockets, as defined by the National Association of Rocketry, are powered with motors made with black powder as the propellant and are available in “impulse ranges” from A to E. Children and adults, beginners and experts alike build and launch [...]

By |2023-08-17T18:27:32+00:00November 4, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Cedar Maze

SCORE has a spectacularly beautiful place to launch rockets. The area surrounding the launch site is wide open and relatively flat with few trees. Everything east of the launch site, where most of the prevailing breezes drift your rocket, is a recovery dream. Having said this, there is an area northwest and west of the launch site that can be tricky for recovery. I call it, “the cedar maze.” On a September launch day, the wind directions were variable. My rockets ended up drifting in a west-northwesterly direction right into the maze. During this visit, several Level 1 attempts were [...]

By |2022-11-04T22:12:39+00:00November 3, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments


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