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Rocket Launching in Acton


We have scheduled some regular workshops when members can come to NEST to build, repair, and prep rockets for launch. Workshops are free for members of NEST and/or the rocketry club.  Experienced builders may bring your own rockets or design and build your own using rocket parts we provide.  New or beginner level builders will be offered beginner level kits to purchase from us at the workshop.  Our aim is to have all beginners build the same basic rocket so we can easily coordinate the instruction. Youth and members get your first rocket for free!


For launches in Acton, here is what to expect:  We will set up an STR club tent and/or table at the field in Acton on certain Saturdays from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm on dates when we can join the CMASS club launches. Sometimes we rent the Acton fields on Friday afternoons 3-5 pm or Sundays noon-3 pm.

For directions to the field, use GPS address of 341 School St., Acton. Bring $5 per rocket you plan to launch for the field rental fee (pay once, launch as many times as you like). You may purchase rocket engines from us at the field for $4 each. Bring about $6 more if you plan to get food or drinks at the hot dog stand. (Note: sometimes the hot dog stand does not show up, so you may want to BYO snacks and drinks.) Bring sunscreen, hat, water bottle, and optionally a folding beach chair. We often provide a 10×10 pop-up canopy for shade, some folding chairs, and extra water.

Saturday, July 06, 2024, 10:30 AM until 1:30 PM
Acton Fields
341 School St.
Acton, MA  

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Bob Phinney
508-720-4179 (p)
Eugene Fedotoff
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee