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Northern Illinois Rocketry Convention (Free!)

Looking for a way to beat cabin fever? The sky is no longer the limit! Join the Northern Illinois Rocketry Association for their 10th annual "NIRCON". See displays of model, sport and high powered rockets, video from recent launch events around the Midwest and hear rocketry related presentations that run the gamut from beginner construction techniques to advanced home rocketry and the latest frontiers in commercial space exploration. The event is geared for all ages and levels of experience and is 100% family friendly with no cost for admission and plenty of prizes to help launch attendees into a rewarding journey of science, exploration and fun!

Presentation topics will include:

a talk on commercial space ventures electronics in high power rockets paper and cardboard construction in model rockets space program simulation using Kerbal Space Program software

The 2014 edition will be presented by NIRA and FVR on Saturday, March 15th, at the Helen Plum Library in Lombard.

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  • Bob K.

    The library is about 2 blocks from the Lombard train station. No machine shop required to build model rockets.

    March 10, 2014

  • wizard

    When I was much younger, and people asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up, I replied "I want to be the first man to come back from the Moon." When I was older, and had access to a machine shop, I was able to build my own model rockets. Now, I have neither the access, nor the ability to attend your convention, since I depend on public transport.

    March 9, 2014

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