The 75th anniversary RRS symposium

The RRS celebrates 75 years.

The Reaction Research Society (RRS) is proud to announce the 75th anniversary symposium at the Ken Nakaoka Community Center in Gardena, California. The symposium will begin at 9:00AM on Saturday, April 21st. This will be an all-day event with a short lunch break. We hope to have local food vendors near the community center. Also, Gardena has many restaurants along Western Avenue and down at Artesia Blvd.

Ken Nakaoka Community Center
1670 W. 162nd Street
Gardena, CA, 90247

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first flyer for the RRS 75th anniversary symposium

We are proud to have speakers and exhibitors on topics of amateur and professional rocketry featuring guests from industry, academia and other rocketry organizations. Our list of speakers is below:

75th anniversary RRS symposium, speakers list

Exhibitors at the symposium include China Lake Historical Society, UCLA, CSU Long Beach, USC, UC Irvine, UCSD, Magnolia Science Academy, Spaceport L.A., our fellow colleagues at the Rocketry Organization of California (ROC), Los Angeles Air Force Base’s (LA AFB) Space and Missile Center (SMC) and officers from Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Community Safety Partnership (CSP).

pulling up the banner

Our educational non-profit group’s humble beginnings were a group of students in Glendale in 1943. Founded by George James, the Southern California Rocket Society was renamed the Glendale Rocket Society to avoid confusion with another local group. Later, the Glendale Rocket Society would become the Reaction Research Society to encompass more aspects of propulsion than rockets.

RRS founder, George James, with his “Slim Jim” rocket

These RRS members took their passion for rocketry and science sharing it with other like-minded people ultimately leading to vibrant society persisting for three-quarters of a decade. We hope to have a photo montage from the long span of our history on display.

We will have many great exhibitors including regional universities sharing their projects. Our public event will be a great event for all. Contact Frank Miuccio, our symposium coordinator, with any questions.

vicepresident@rrs.org

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