HART: Hornchurch Airfield Rocket Team
LUNAR: Livermore Unit National Association of Rocketry
MDARS: Mojave Desert Advanced Rocket Society
PRS: Pacific Rocket Society, A rocket society dedicated to experimental rocket research.
RRS: Reaction Research Society, A rocket society dedicated to experimental rocket research.
TRA: Tripoli Rocket Association, One of the largest High Power Rocket organizations in the USA.
Government and Regulating Agencies
ATF: Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, manages the explosives magazines at FAR site.
Federal Explosives Law and Regulations 2012 (ATF Publication 5400.7)
CSFM: California State Fire Marshall, Whom issues the pyrotechnic operators license.
Fireworks Handbook 2011
Pyrotechnic Operator Application
FAA: Federal Aviation Administration, Regulates air traffic (i.e. when and how high you can fly your rocket)
14 CFR 101, FAA Amateur Rocket Regulations
BLM: Bureau of Land Management, Ridgecrest; manages the tortoise preserve on the East and South side of FAR site.
R-2508: Edwards Air Force Base, Range 2508; manages the controlled airspace above FAR site
KCEH: Kern County, Environmental Health; manages the chemicals stored at FAR site.
KCFD: Kern County Fire Department; issues the FAR site fire permits for explosives magazines and launching rockets.
Flometrics: Experts in fluid flow measurement.
GSC: Garvey Spacecraft Corporation
General Kinetics: Experts in the use of hydrogen peroxide in many commercial and aerospace applications.
Pyrotechnic Innovations: Information about professional fireworks, fireworks videos, a photo gallery, pyrotechnic research, upcoming fireworks displays, online fireworks training, and how to become part of a professional fireworks display crew.
BIRD: Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Institute of Rocket Development
CSULB: California State University, Long Beach
SDSU: San Diego State University
Stanford University: Candle wax is rocket science: Paraffin fuels test launch
Jacob's Rocketry: Jeff Jakob's rocketry website.
Public Service Links
QuitDay.org, A great guide on quitting smoking for IT professionals.
American Lung Association, Supports quitting smoking for health benefits.