Rocket Research Institute, Inc.
Member since: 1968
The Rocket Research Institute, Inc., (RRI, Inc.), founded in 1943, is a non-profit educational and consulting organisation; since 1968 an Institutional Member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).
The RRI is staffed avocationally by engineering, space education, and safety professionals who volunteer their free time and services to guide the Institute’s research programs; space education and experiential science motivation workshops; rocket safety coordination and training activities.
The Institute addresses the safety and educational needs of space science mentoring and “hands-on” experiential programmes by maintaining access for participating individuals of static and flight test facilities for ensuring safety.
Another resource for students is the RRI’s National Rocket Safety Registry (NRSR) program, a consulting service for student space science education and safe supervised rocketry projects.
The RRI’s space education highlights have included coordination with the IAF Supervision of Youth Research Experiments (SYRE) Education Subcommittee during the 1992 International Space Year (ISY) of 14 student payload launches involving over 1,000 students and educators from 18 countries; participation at Planetfest ’97, the Planetary Society’s celebration of the Mars Pathfinder mission; and participation in the National Mars Educational Conference held at JPL prior to the extremely successful 2012 NASA/JPL-Caltech Curiosity Mars Landing.