Minnesota Amateur Spacemodeler Association
Dues: $10 per year for individuals, $12
for families, $5 for juniors; payable in January of each year.
Launch Fee for Non-Members: none (see restrictions
below for non-members)
Meetings: First Thursday of the month,
year-round. Typically held at the Science Museum in St. Paul,
but location may vary.
Launches: Fourth Saturday of the month,
year-round. Held at various sites around the Twin Cities.
Focus: Model rockets (up through D engines) and large and
high-power model rockets (up through J engines)
For more information, go to the MASA
Minnesota Amateur Spacemodeler Association, MASA, is a rocket club
with members throughout the Minneapolis / St. Paul (Twin Cities)
metropolitan area and surrounding regions. 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. As of November 2000, MASA had 51 paid memberships;
many of those were family memberships including up to four
people! MASA was even featured in an article in the
March/April 1999 issue of Sport Rocketry magazine.
typically has one official club launch per month, year-round.
We also try to have additional launches during our wonderfully brief
Minnesota summers. A club meeting is held once per
month. Visitors, spectators, and prospective members are
welcome at club launches and meetings.
do not need to be a MASA member in order to launch model rockets
(weight under one pound and "D" motors or smaller) at an
official MASA launch. We do require MASA membership if
you wish to fly rockets that weigh more than one pound or that use
"E" or larger motors. Persons wishing to fly High
Power rockets ("H" motors or larger) at MASA launches must
have current MASA membership as well as NAR membership and
appropriate High Power
Certification Level with either NAR or TRA.
MASA welcomes model rocketeers of all ages. We do not
require that you belong to the NAR in order to join MASA.
However, for serious rocketeers, 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.