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The Rocket Range

The Rocket Range periodically opens for bidding throughout HRPO’s calendar year!

Patrons bid for a pre-constructed rocket and the chance for a free launch using HRPO grounds and equipment. Bidding always starts at one dollar. Minimum and maximum bids differ by rocket.

All monies gained from the Rocket Range go straight into HRPO’s BREC Foundation account!

CURRENT ROCKET: Quest Viper

Quest Viper

BIDDING BEGINS: Saturday 20 April at 1:00 pm

BIDDING ENDS: Saturday 22 June at 1:00 pm

LAUNCH: Saturday 22 June at 2:00 pm

Bidder must be eighteen years of age. Person who presses button to launch rocket must be eight years of age.

People whose households contain a child who has registered for an HRPO program in the past year can bid over the phone. All others must bid in person.

The rockets for the Rocket Range are not government-owned. They are always gifts from non-governmental owners.

Rocket Range placard

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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Friday, April 19, 2019, 03:11 PM.

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