Welcome to the New Zealand Rocketry Association

NZRA members have one thing in common. They love rocket launches !

With the advent of Rocket Lab launching satellites into space from New Zealand we have seen a surge of interest from Kiwis keen to learn more about rocketry and educators wanting to inspire a new generation of students into maths, science and engineering.

What ever your interest in rocketry we are keen to help you in your journey.

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New Zealand Space Industry Directory


NZRA member Dominic England has setup a website to promote the New Zealand space industry.

The site includes cool launch videos and images of New Zealand from space.

UC Aerospace - Student Rocket Science takes off in Christchurch

Welcome to

Full Size Nike Smoke Flown National Launch day February 2020

A team of dedicated NZRA members spent months constructed New Zealand's largest amateur rocket and flew it successfully on National Launch Day 2020. For 2021 the goal is to fly higher and faster !

Explore Rocketry

Elon Musk Explains How Rockets Achieve Orbit

Using analogies like a coin funnel Elon Musk explains why rockets don't go straight up on the way to orbit and his vision for a future where humans can be a multiplanetary species.

Learn rocket science

Practice safety

Get creative

Build and fly large rockets

Three level certification

Consolidate your skills

Mentor beginners

Large custom projects

Extreme speeds

Heading for space

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NZRA Membership

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Educational Opportunities

Wonder Project

I wonder how we ignite creativity in young Kiwis?

The Wonder Project is Engineering New Zealand’s free programme for schools, designed to get young Kiwis excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Sign up for the Rocket Challenge 2020

Wonder Project on Facebook

Craig's Big Red

4 Motor Monster


Jack's Marsden

Tallest NZ Amateur Rocket


Emily's Pink Thing

Rocket Art


Evan's Carbon

Bucky Ball

Craig's Dark Matter Frenzy

Joy's Pink Thing

Peter's Remote Control Rocket Glider

Rocketry and Rocket Science Introductions

NZRA Videos

Rocket Day Video


Craig's Big Red


Jack & Tony's Marsden N2000W More...

Experience a flight with this Alex's rocket camera video.