Rocket Launch set for September 28-29

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Tulsa Rocketry and the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce High Frontier 10, an amateur rocket launch, which will take place at the Pawhuska Municipal Airport on Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29.

Rocket flights will begin at 9 a.m. each morning and continue throughout the day until approximately 5 p.m.

A special “Night Launch” session will also be conducted at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday night.

Closest to the Buffalo Contest:

Competition events will include “Closest to the Buffalo” for kids under 18. Cash prizes of $25/$15/$10 will be awarded each day for 1st/2nd/3rd.

Rocket Mail Flights:

Collectible souvenir “Rocket Mail” covers (envelopes) will be flown Saturday afternoon and subsequently mailed back to the purchaser via USPS First Class mail. The public is invited to participate. A $5.50 fee will be charged for each cover flown, with all of the proceeds going to the Pawhuska Ministerial Alliance.

Rocket Mail covers will be available on the field before the flight or can be pre-ordered through the Tulsa Rocketry website at

Drawings for Free Rockets:

Tulsa Rocketry will be giving away free rocket kits again this year to kids under 18. Each child attending the launch receives a free ticket for the drawing. Tickets are drawn every 30 minutes all day, both days of the event. The child holding the winning ticket receives a free rocket kit.

We gave away 34 rockets kits to the kids last year and we hope to do more this year.


Merchants or individuals interested in sponsoring the Rocket Drawings or contests can drop off contribution checks at the Chamber or contribute on-line through the Tulsa Rocketry website:

For more information, visit the High Frontier page on the Tulsa Rocketry website:

Questions can also be directed to Hal Ellis at (918) 760-9754 (cell) or by email at