In case you had any doubts or were still wondering, High Skies in July has been cancelled.
This will be a long, dry summer. The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland are currently under Stage 1 fire restrictions, until rescinded. Please note, this could last throughout the summer if needed.
The Executive Board of NCR has been looking for our opportunity to get back to launching rockets while complying with all applicable state, local public health orders and Forest Service Fire restrictions. As it stands right now, there is not a way to comply. Additionally, given the resurgence of COVID-19 and the unknown impacts on a large launch like High Skies, NCR and the USFS know this is the correct decision. The health and well-being of rocketry participants, spectators, and staff is our top priority.
Please understand that the NCR Board is looking for other ways to get back to launching. We’re all itching to fly the projects we’ve been working on. Many of us are going stir crazy cooped up at home. NCR’s primary obligation must be the safety, health and welfare of its members and the people who attend our events. Before we know it we’ll be punching holes in the sky again.
Celebrate the 4th of July responsibly.
Please stay safe everyone.