Broadcast 1182 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

28 Jun 2009 Mark Canepa
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Guest: Mark Canepa. Topics: Modern high-power rocketry, Tripoli, NAR, rocket motors, insurance liability, space & rocketry. Mark Canepa, author of "Modern High-Power Rocketry 2" was the guest today to discuss not only his book but participating in high power rocketry. His book is available through the One Giant Leap Foundation website through the Amazon participation program. For order and book information, please visit Scroll down to Mark's book. Mark started our discussion by defining high powered rocketry as anything using an H rocket motor or higher. A-G motors are considered the smaller, entry level rocket motors. Mark went through some of the rules for both Tripoli and NAR, the two organizations that supervise and certify people who want to fly high powered rockets. I'm sure you will find this to be an interesting discussion. We also talked about the foreign participants that fly their rockets in the these large national and regional rocket events and how they get their rockets, engines and fuels to the United States. Listen to how its done as it might surprise you. In talking about his book, Mark explained that it takes a reader through Level One Certification to Level Three and much more regarding building rocket engines and the entire rocket, altimeters, and fuel. A listener brought the NAR TEAM America Rocket Challenge Program (TARC), a program which may interest you and your high school of choice. The TARC website is You can contact our guest Mark Canepa and learn more about his rocket photography, his rocketry books and high-powered rocketry by visiting his website at You can also email your comments and questions to him at



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