Tripoli Annual Banquet Guest Speaker!

ROC is proud to announce that the featured speaker at the LDRS 35 Banquet will be Mark Adler, the JPL Project Manager for the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator Project (aka NASA’s flying saucer from last year’s testing).

NASA LDSD Project Page

LDRS 35 Advance Registration is Closed, Tripoli Banquet Registrations still Open

LDRS 35 registration will only be available at the event. The registration fee for flyers will be $75. Spectators are free, and so is camping on the lake bed.

Registration for the Tripoli Banquet is still open, and still $35 per person. To register, go to the ROC membership portal.

ROC Election Season is Approaching!

In the near future we will be calling for self nominations for election to the ROC Board of Directors.

Due to various factors five if the nine current director terms will be up for election this year.

Normally three seats come up each year, but some vacancies occurred. Our by-laws provide for the Board to appoint members to fill a vacancy until the next scheduled election. In addition to the three normal three-year terms, there will be a one-year and a two-year term to be filled.

The incumbents are eligible to run again.

If you have thought about getting more involved with the club’s behind the scenes process, this is your opportunity.

Executive and Life members are eligible to run, and vote, in ROC elections.

10 Days Left for LDRS 35 Advance Registration

The Advance Registration discount ends on May 21, 2016. The discount for ROC Executive and Life members also ends May 21.

Starting May 22 the flyer’s fee goes up to the regular price of $75 for everyone.

Please note that payment for advance registration has to be received by May 31.

To ensure you get the discount, please go to the registration page and sign up!

For the member discount, you need to sign in to the membership portal.

Weather Prediction for Saturday’s Launch

Saturday on the lakebed we should see partly cloudy skies, with a high temperature in the mid-80s. Humidity in the mid-20% range. Fairly calm early, but getting breezy as the day progresses.

We should have acceptable launch conditions, with the best conditions early in the day.