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2011 Team America Rocketry Challenge

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/

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2010 Team America Rocketry Challenge Accepting Applications

Registration is open for the Team America Rocketry Challenge 2010, a national model rocket competition for U.S. students in grades 7 through 12. Thousands of students compete each year in the Team America Rocketry Challenge, 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 825 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, 2009. For more information, visit http://www.rocketcontest.org/

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2009 Team America Rocketry Challenge – Registration Deadline December 1, 2008

Registration is open for the Team America Rocketry Challenge 2009, a national model rocket competition for U.S. students in grades 7 through 12. Thousands of students compete each year in the Team America Rocketry Challenge, the world’s largest model rocket contest. Cash prizes are awarded to the top finishers.

Teams of three to ten students design, build and fly a model rocket to carry one raw egg for a precise flight duration of 45 seconds and to an exact altitude of 750 feet. The team whose rocket comes the closest to both, and brings the egg back unbroken, wins.

To be eligible for the national fly-off, teams must fly a qualifying flight observed by an adult member of the National Association of Rocketry. The top-scoring 100 teams in the country will be invited to participate in the final fly-off to be held in May 2009.

Participation is limited to the first 750 teams who register by Dec. 1, 2008. For more information, visit http://www.rocketcontest.org/

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Google Lunar X Prize Competition Announced

Google announced late last week a new X Prize competition. This time, the goal is the moon!

(From X PRIZE Founder – Peter H. Diamandis, MD)

It has been many decades since we explored the Moon from the lunar surface, and it could be another 6 – 8 years before any government returns. Even then, it will be at a large expense, and probably with little public involvement.

The Google Lunar X PRIZE seeks to create a global private race to the Moon that excites and involves people around the world and, accelerates space exploration for the benefit of all humanity. The use of space has dramatically enhanced the quality of life and may ultimately lead to solutions to some of the most pressing environmental problems that we face on earth – energy independence and climate change.

The X PRIZE Foundation could think of no better sponsor and partner than Google. We share a common vision for opening frontiers and a belief that a small dedicated group of individuals can accomplish amazing feats at very low cost.

With the Ansari X PRIZE, we were able to demonstrate that personal spaceflight is possible. Now, a new industry is emerging making it possible for anyone to fulfill their dream of spaceflight. With the Google Lunar X PRIZE we hope to usher in an era of commercial exploration and development, in which small companies, groups of individuals and universities can build, launch and explore the Moon and beyond.

We are very grateful to Google for their support, vision and courage and look forward to working with them to extend the online community to the Moon and beyond.

View more of the press conference, access education guides, and read details of the competition at the Google Lunar X Prize website:
http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/

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Team America Rocketry Challenge 2008 Registration Opens Soon

Registration for the Team America Rocketry Challenge 2008, a national model rocket competition for U.S. students in grades 7 through 12, opens on Sept. 5, 2007. Thousands of students compete each year in the Team America Rocketry Challenge, the world’s largest model rocket contest. Cash prizes are awarded to the top finishers.

Teams of three to 15 students design, build and fly a model rocket to carry two raw eggs for a precise flight duration of 45 seconds and to an exact altitude of 750 feet. The team whose rocket comes the closest to both, and brings the eggs back unbroken, wins.

To be eligible for the national fly-off, teams must fly a qualifying flight observed by an adult member of the National Association of Rocketry. The top-scoring 100 teams in the country will be invited to participate in the final fly-off to be held in May 2008.

Registration closes on Nov. 30, 2007, or when 750 teams have registered — whichever comes first. For more information, visit http://www.rocketcontest.org/

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Registration for the 2008 Team America Rocketry Challenge Opens on September 5, 2007

TARC is a model rocket competition for U.S. students currently enrolled in grades 7 through 12. An adult must supervise all teams. Minimum team size is three students and maximum is fifteen students. The winning teams will share a grand prize pool of over $60,000 in cash and scholarships. Registration for the 2008 Team America Rocketry Challenge opens Sept. 5, 2007.  Visit the TARC website in September to register your team.

http://www.rocketcontest.org/

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