Chapter 12. The Level 3 Certification Process

Getting your Level 3 certification takes more planning and time than the first two certifications. It involves creating a detailed engineering package for your flight, getting it approved, and documenting the construction of your rocket. A senior member of NAR or TRA will review and approve your engineering document, and a second member must sign off on the flight. The process is slightly different for NAR and TRA, although there are a lot more similarities than differences.

This chapter covers the certification for both NAR and TRA. A few of the steps are required for one but not the other; however, none are a bad idea no matter which agency you intend to use. Once you’ve read the chapter to get ...

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