Museum Hosts National Association of Rocketry Convention Feb. 20-22

Three days of programs with real rocket scientists, the best in model rocketry, a special Museum exhibit, and keynote speaker astronaut Jay Apt

SEATTLE – The Museum of Flight hosts the 2015 annual convention of the National Association of Rocketry, NARCON 2015, Feb. 20-22. The National Association of Rocketry is the largest organization dedicated to the sport of model rocketry, and this convention brings together the best in the field plus model rocketry legend Vern Estes. The keynote speaker is former NASA astronaut Dr. Jay Apt, who made four space shuttle flights, is a spacewalker, and a model rocketeer who brought a model rocket made by Vern Estes with him on his first shuttle flight in 1991 (see the rocket at the Museum).

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A public program with astronaut Jay Apt will be Feb. 21 at 2 p.m., and is free with admission to the Museum.

NARCON Featured Speakers
Dan Hagedorn, Museum of Flight Curator
Art Bozlee, XCOR Lynx Program
Robert Winglee, University of Washington
Dr. Dieter Zube, Aerojet Rocketdyne
Jay Apt, NASA Astronaut
Vern Estes, Founder Estes Industries
Ted Cochran, Team America Rocketry Challenge