Registration is open for the Team America Rocketry Challenge 2011, a national model rocket competition for U.S. students in grades 7-12. Thousands of students compete each year, making TARC the world’s largest model rocket contest.
Teams of three to 10 students are challenged to design, build and fly a model rocket that will climb to 750 feet with a raw egg payload and stay aloft for 40 to 45 seconds. The payload must then return to earth unbroken. Cash prizes are awarded to the top finishers. NASA invites top teams to participate in their Student Launch Initiative, an advanced rocketry program.
Participation is limited to the first 750 teams who register by Nov. 30, 2010. For more information, visit http://www.rocketcontest.org/