Friends of Amateur Rocketry


Friends of Amateur Rocketry, better known simply as FAR, is a not-for-profit organization providing infrastructure for testing and launching large amateur and experimental rockets.[1] Their test and launch facility is located North of Edwards Air Force Base and near the Mojave Desert.[2][3] FAR was begun in 2003 by several friends and rocketry buffs as a spin-off from RRS.[4] The FAR site has been used by multiple groups, including Unreasonable Rocket,[5][6] CSULB,[7] Garvey Spacecraft Corporation, UCSD, [8] MythBusters[9] and an episode of How Hard Can It Be?[10] on the National Geographic Channel.

See also


  1. ^ "Homepage". FAR. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  2. ^ "Unreasonable Rocketeers". Makezine. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  3. ^ "FARther Out". Makezine. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  4. ^ "History". FAR. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  5. ^ "Long fun day". Unreasonable Rocket. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  6. ^ "Unreasonable Rocket". X Prize Lunar Lander Challenge. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  7. ^ "Flight Test of LOX/Methane Rocket". CALVEIN Rocket Project. Archived from the original on 2013-05-18. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  8. ^ "Related Sites". Garvey Spacecraft Corporation. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  9. ^ "Mythbusters!". FAR / Pyrotechnic Innovations. Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  10. ^ "How Hard Can It Be? Home Made Rocket". National Geographic Channel. Retrieved 2012-11-07.

External links

  • FAR Website