About Us

The St. Louis Rocketry Association is the St. Louis metro area's rocketry club. We are affiliated with two highly respected national organizations, the National Association of Rocketry and the Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc.

Our purpose is to provide a safe setting where people can have fun flying rockets together. We fly everything from simple sport rockets to large sophisticated models equipped with cameras, altimeters, and other electronic payloads.

We maintain two insured launch sites where we fly at least once a month, sometimes more, weather permitting. Our model rocket launches are held at  Buder Park. High power launches are held at our Elsberry, Missouri site.
We also hold monthly business meetings to discuss club business. Newcomers are always welcome and invited to join. Hope to see you at our next event.

John McGuire from the St. Louis Post Dispatch attended our March 2003 launch at Elsberry and wrote three stories about the launch.   Follow the links to read all about it.  Amateur rocketeers reach for the sky,  Security concerns keep model rockets earthbound, and High school students tackle "eggs in a rocket" challenge.

3 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Wondering if the St. Louis Rocketry Association would like to participate in the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference in May of this year in St. Louis.

  2. Hello, I did some reading online I’m still doing some research but do plan on getting into model Rocketry. I have one question I can’t seem to find an answer for and it is: Can I launch from the cork ball field at Jefferson Barracks Park? Or is this a no no being so close to the Army Base there?

    Thank in advance, Scott Bohnert
    scott-bohnert@att.net

    • The answer unfortunately is no, but it is not because of the army base. Rocketry is not permitted in St. Louis County parks with the specific exception of the model aircraft area at Buder Park, where we launch. Even in that case, you are best off attending one of our group launches because we have permits which officially allow us to fly there. Please contact us at admin@stlouisrocketry.com if you have any further questions.

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