TOPSHOTS Russia's Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of European Space Agency's German astronaut Alexander Gerst, Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev and US NASA astronaut Gregory Wiseman blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome early on May 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV

More & Bigger rockets!

More powerful motors!

Larger recovery area!

Yes we are back again this year with an expanded spaceport and launch facilities, and more rockets! There will be launches on both Friday and Saturday this year – please check the daily schedule for launch times. As usual, we are always prepared to train young men and women who want to learn more about rocketry, chemistry, physics, and radio telemetry – check in at the Spaceport tent if you are ready to reach for the stars!

Also, again this year we are offering manned space flights at AgoraFest! I know many of you were disappointed last year that you did not qualify for our manned flights due to our engineering and launch site limitations, but we are pleased to announce that we have TRIPLED our maximum weight restriction this year to 50 X 10³ milligrams, including yourself, your spacesuit and carry-ons!

We’ll see you at Green Hill Spaceport, located in the South Farthing!

To register for AgoraFest 2016: