What is Hot Nozzle Society (HNS) ?
Hot Nozzle Summer (HNS) is a movement within the high-power amateur rocketry community that seeks to break down the barriers that exist within the hobby, in order to make rocketry more accessible to new people, regardless of their rocketry or engineering skill level. HNS celebrates all aspects of amateur rocketry, whether it's getting an official high-power certification through NAR or Tripoli, or just shooting model rockets in the backyard with your kids this summer. HNS was born in a digital supernova on Twitter - beginning as a joke, but quickly spreading like wildfire
How did HNS begin?
What originally began as a joke quickly gained traction on the digital supernova of Twitter and led to the creation of the first ever “Hot Nozzle Summer” event. Amateur rocketeers from different backgrounds and experience levels gathered together in the desert with the common goal of launching rockets and having fun. From this emerged the idea of creating an established organization with the goal of creating a space in which rocketry can be accessible to everyone.
How do I join?
Hot Nozzle Society doesn’t have formal membership, if you’re into rockets and dedicated to sharing that love - you’re in!
There’s an event….what is it?
Each year, the Hot Nozzle Society hosts a launch event for anyone to attend. At the event, we provide opportunities for rocketeers to launch rockets, get rocketry certifications, or both! We also provide a welcoming environment to network, make friends, and have fun. Be on the lookout soon for details about our event which will take place in the Summer of 2022!
I want to build rockets! Where do I start?
We can help with that! You can actually start today! Many local hobby stores sell model rocketry kits that will help you learn some of the basics about how rockets work. You can also purchase them online. Once you’re feeling up to the challenge, you can move up to high powered rockets, which requires a certification. There are 3 levels of certification for high powered rocketry through NAR and Tripoli. Soon, HNS will be providing a Level 1 certification kit and guide that you can purchase to get started. If you’d like some reading material to stir your appetite, you can start by reading our HPR (High Powered Rocketry) guide, which will be available soon!
How do I get involved or support HNS?
We love having new people willing to help! If you would like to get involved in volunteering, or serving in some way, please contact us on the contact page on the website. We can promise that there’s plenty of work to be done in order to accomplish our goals. You can also support us financially by sponsoring or making a general donation! Volunteer or financial support are all welcome.
When and where is the next event?
The plans for 2022’s event are still being finalized, check back for more information!
Who made your logo?
Every year our phenomenal staffer Lavie makes a mission patch for that year's event. Our other incredible staffer Zach made our Hot Nozzle Society logo