July 20, 2005

TARC 2006 Rules Announced

This just in:

This year’s contest challenges secondary school students to design, build and fly a model rocket that carries one raw egg to an altitude as close to 800 feet as possible and stays airborne for as close to 45 seconds as possible and returns the egg to the ground safely.

Hmmmm, altitude and duration. Very interesting...

Because of the need for altimeter's in the rocket (altitude measurement), they're limiting the number of entries to the first 750 teams. The National Finals are scheduled for May 20, 2006, at Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia. Sponsors include 39 major aerospace companies. More information is available at www.rocketcontest.org.

Posted by Ted at July 20, 2005 07:23 PM | TrackBack
Category: Rocketry

i volunteer to judge this contest. think about it: cylindrical objects that can stay up for a long time. what's not to like?

Posted by: annika at July 21, 2005 10:25 PM

Even better, annie, the place is positively crawling with high-school guys, and they're all at the peak of their game.

Posted by: Ted at July 22, 2005 06:05 AM
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