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The Next SEARS Samson, AL Launch is March 2nd 2019

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Observers, beginners, youth, scouts, families all are welcome to attend. Middle and High School Students should consider the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). See Bring rockets if you have them. SEARS provides all launch equipment. Always recheck this site for the latest updates before departing for the field.

 Equipment setup is at 8:30. Launching of rockets begins at 9:00 and continues until 4:00. If you get there by 10:00 to 10:30, you will see most of the action. A port-a-potty provided. There is a $10 range fee per carload of flyers. Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and water. You are invited to join us at Crews BBQ in Samson for an early supper after the launch.

Use the map at this link or put Sod Road Samson AL in your GPS App.

Here are directions to Launch Site from the intersection of AL 52 and AL 87 in downtown Samson, AL. Go west on AL 52 9/10 miles and turn right onto County 17, Go 8/10 miles on County 17; (with a cemetery on the right), turn left onto a wide graded dirt road. You will come to a short paved section and at 4/10 miles onto this road turn left at the SEARS rocket sign. Continue on one lane dirt road past the sod farm offices into the middle of the field. Stay on the road and observe the signs.

New for 2018 See NAR National Rocketry Competition

Chris Short is our vendor for rocket motors and kits. See

Samson, Alabama Launches

5 January 2019
2 February
2 March

Check this website for any schedule updates.