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SEARS Launch May 1 & 2, 2021!

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

The next SEARS launch is scheduled for May 1 & 2, 2021! This will be a two day launch, Saturday and Sunday. We will be following social distancing guidelines and encourage each group of flyers to stick with together. While we should be able to maintain social distancing, we still ask that all attendees bring a mask. We will have some disposable masks if you forget, but it really helps the club if you can bring your own. We will have a hand sanitization station and we will be cleaning and sanitizing common surfaces throughout the day. If you or anyone in your party or home are sick or have experienced COVID like symptoms in the last 14 days, please stay home this weekend and join us for the next launch instead! Our main goal is to keep everyone me safe while enjoying a day of rockets!

Observers, beginners, youth, scouts, and families are all invited to attend. Bring the rockets, and the club will supply the launch equipment. Setup will begin at 8:30 am CST Saturday and 9:30 am CST Sunday and the launch will kick off at 9:00 am CST Saturday and 10 am CST Sunday. Each day will wrap up at 5:00 pm CST. There is a range fee of $10 per carload of flyers. Be sure to bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and water. Feel free to bring chairs and a tent/umbrella.

Use the map at this link ( ) or put Sod Road Samson AL into the GPS to find the launch site.

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.

Chris Short of Chris’ Rocket Supplies is our on-site vendor. See


Upcoming Launches

June 5 & 6, 2021

September 11, 2021

April 2021 Launch Canceled Due to Weather

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Due to a terrible weather forecast and lots of sever weather in the Samson area we are having to cancel this weekend’s launch.  The weekend of 17/18 April doesn’t look any better, this will push us back to our planned 1/2 May weekend launch.

See you all on the 1st and 2nd of May 2021.