Garden State Spacemodeling Society of New Jersey
National Association of Rocketry Section 439

Email: gssshq@gmail.com

Next Launch
Sunday April 29, 2018 10am prompt

(If any GSSS event is canceled, an email notification is sent to the mailing list. Please be advised that if Trump is present at his golf course in Bedminster the launch must be canceled, sometimes without notice.)

GSSS launch for 24 March cancelled due to bad field conditions


Important notice on how launches are run

September 27, 2017

Launches are run by volunteers. Most launches this is just Arnie (our club President). If other flyers don't show up to fly and help set up the range the range won't open and/or may close early. Flyers should please try to show up by 10am. Also, there are some changes to how the launches will be run going forward.

  1. If no one shows up to fly by 10:30am the range will be shut down early.
  2. The range will not be opened until other flyers show up to help setup the range.
  3. When those present say they are finished launching the range will close.
  4. All launching is cancelled if Trump is at his golf course in Bedminster, We are not always notified until we get to the park so a launch cancelation notice can not always be sent.

Nov/Dec 2016 and Jan/Feb 2017 issues of The Launch Rack

January 20, 2017

Happy New Year! The Novemner/December 2016 and January/February 2017 editions of the The Launch Rack are now available for download. The LaunchRack recently won the NAR LAC Newsletter Award! Remember, members get copies of the LaunchRack before anyone else. To get copies emailed or mailed to you when they become available please join GSSS. Please see our membership page for more information.

2016 GSSS Memberships

February 10, 2016

GSSS Members -- Have you updated your GSSS Membership for 2016? If not we'd love your continued support. GSSS Memberships are very reasonably priced and we can now process and accept payments online for your conveniece. Please consider renewing today! Please see our membership page for more information.

2016 Launch Calendar Updated

January 14, 2016

We've posted the GSSS club launch dates for 2016. Please note there is no September 2016 launch this year.

January/February 2016 issue of The Launch Rack

January 4, 2016

Happy New Year! The January/February 2016 edition of the The Launch Rack is now available.

November/December Issue of The Launch Rack

November 1, 2015

The November/December 2015 edition of the The Launch Rack is now available!

October Launch Video

August 25, 2015

David long set us a really nice video of the October GSSS Launch this weekend. If you missed it check it out.

September/October Issue of The Launch Rack

September 2, 2015

The September/October 2015 edition of the The Launch Rack is now available. This issue has a lot of important information for GSSS Members including information on electing new club officers and an online survey on competition rocketry we'd like members to take. Check it out.

August Launch Videos

August 25, 2015

Adam and Josh sent in some videos they took at the August launch including some cool slo-mo video of an upscale mosquito with a bit of a flight anomaly. Thanks guys!

August Launch Videos

August 23, 2015

Andrew sent in some videos from the August Launch. You can check them out here

Beautiful Day For a Launch

August 22, 2015

A nice day to fly some rockets. If anyone has any photos of the launch you'd like to share with us for posting here or inclusion in the Launch Rack newsletter please send them to us at gssshq@gmail.com. Thanks!

Please Help Support GSSS

August 3, 2015

Garden State Space Modeling Society (GSSS) is the longest standing model rocket club and NAR section in NJ. We are accepting new members interested in model rockety and have a special new-member rate for the remainder of 2015. Becoming a member helps support the club. It helps maintain our launch equipment so we can continue to hold monthly launches that are free and open to flyers and spectators of all ages. It also helps us support our website and newsletter so we can continue to keep our members informed and hopefully entertained.

GSSS memberships are very reasonably priced. Annual membership dues are only $5 for Junior members (under 16), $7 for Leader members (16 through 20), and $10 for Sernior members (21 and older). Membership runs a full calendar year. Because the year is a little more than half over, memberships are now offered at a discounted rate. Junior membership for the remainder of 2015 is only $3, Leader membership is $4 and Senior membership is $5. Members can choose to receive our newsletter electronically for free or printed and mailed for a small additional fee.

If you are interested in joining check out our membership page where you can find an online membership application or download a copy for printing and mailing. We accept checks, money orders and, now, PayPal to make paying membership dues easy.

We hope you will consider becoming a GSSS member. If you are already a member thanks and to everyone, happy flying.

GSSS Now Accepts PayPal

July 31, 2015

GSSS Now accepts PayPal as an option for paying your membership dues. We still accept checks as well. More information is available on the Membership Page

July/August Issue of The Launch Rack

July 2, 2015

The July/August 2015 edition of the The Launch Rack is now available. Check it out and have a happy and safe 4th of July.

RSS Feed Now Available

June 6, 2015

We now have an RSS Feed available. All GSSS news is available if you subscribe via this feed. You can use this link or click the orange RSS icon at the top of the news. If this is new to you then check out this explanation on Wikipedia.

May Launch Photos

May 24, 2015

Drew sent us some photos and videos he took at the May launch. One has onboard video of his rocket having a not-so-perfect flight. Never fear, Drew says he can fix the rocket and it will fly again! Check them out here

Great Day for a Launch!

May 23, 2015

If you have any photos you'd like to share you may email them to us or tweet them to our new Twitter account, @gssshq. Follow us for launch announcements, photos or to ask us questions.

Rocket Rebels

May 9, 2015

Congratulations to the team from Lodi High School from Lodi NJ on making it to the finals of the 2015 Team America Rocketry Challange. They were one of the 100 finalists out of over 700 teams in the country and placed 23rd overall. Well done!

May/June Issue of The Launch Rack

May 5, 2015

The May/June 2015 edition of the The Launch Rack is now available with the second part of the Centuri Flying Saucer article.


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