National Sport Launch 2016

As many of you know, the administrative responsibilities for Southern Thunder alternate annually between MC2 and HARA.  This is HARA's year to administer the launch. However, in lieu of Southern Thunder in June, there will be a National Association of Rocketry (NAR)  National Sport Launch (NSL) at the Manchester site on Memorial Day Weekend.


MAY 28TH - 30TH, 2016



The Huntsville Area Rocketry Association (HARA) , along with the Music City Missile Club (MC2) and Southern Area Rocketry (SOAR) is co-hosting National Sport Launch (NSL) 2016 on Memorial Day Weekend (May 28th - May 30th) in Manchester, TN.

The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) established the National Sport Launch (NSL) as the premier annual sport rocketry event in our nation. Whether you are a veteran rocketeer or just launching your hobby, NSL is a must attend. Join us for three days of exhilarating rocket launches and time with friends. We welcome flyers of all ages and experience levels and as always.......spectators are welcome!

MC2 and HARA have been privileged to use a nearly 1500 acre sod farm of the finest turf grasses found anywhere, owned and operated by Mid-Tenn Turf Inc. With that privilege comes a great responsibility to be especially good stewards of this treasured site. That is why we  do not allow driving, camping, grilling, or fires on the field. Small tailgating grills on truck beds, and generators have been okay in the past. When parking, we ask that you please keep your car within a car’s length of the road. Please, do not park further than two cars deep. Titanium motors are also prohibited. Try to keep in mind that we are flying on top of their livelihood. We thank you for your understanding.

Come fly with us at NSL 2016. Your registration fees and proceeds from other purchases help the three co-hosting clubs to continue offering great launches all season long and to maintain our launch pads and other range equipment. Also, please read the NSL Restrictions & Limitations and Fliers Safety Briefing for important information prior to registration. Your registration will indicate that you have read and agreed to follow the guidance.    

Registration fees per flyer are as follows: 1 day - $20.00; 2 days - $30.00; 3 days - $40.00

Information is available at the NSL website: