The Minnesota Amateur Spacemodeler Association, MASA, is a rocket
club with members throughout the Minneapolis / St. Paul (Twin
Cities) metropolitan area and surrounding areas of Minnesota and
Wisconsin. MASA was
officially formed in January 1998, and it became section #576 of the
National Association of Rocketry
(NAR) shortly thereafter.
There are MASA members with interests in nearly every segment of
the hobby - small rockets, large rockets, payloads, sport flying,
contests, scale rockets, and lots more!
MASA was featured in an
article in the March/April 1999 issue of Sport Rocketry magazine.
MASA hosted NARCON - the national convention of the NAR - in 2007
and 2008. MASA also received the NAR Section of the Year Award
(in the medium size section category) in both 2006 and 2007 and the
LAC trophy for best NAR section newsletter in 2008, 2009 and 2010!
MASA typically has one official club launch per month, year-round
(except in December). We also try to have additional launches
during our all-too-brief Minnesota summers. A club meeting
is held once per month. Visitors, spectators, and prospective
members are always welcomed at club launches and meetings.
MASA welcomes model rocketeers of all ages. We do not
require that you belong to the NAR in order to join MASA.
However, we do encourage NAR
membership. Many MASA members do belong to the NAR, and some
members belong to both the NAR and the Tripoli
Rocketry Association (TRA) Many of these members are
active in both MASA and the Minnesota Tripoli Prefectures.
As you look around the MASA website, you will find lots of
additional information on our club, its members and activities.
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!
If you are looking to become a MASA member, please see the
Join MASA page. Our dues are quite
low, and we'd love to have you aboard!