The Team America Rocketry Challenge is a national rocketry contest open to 7th through 12th grade students who must enter as teams of three or more to design, build and fly a rocket that meets a pre-defined mission objective. Teams can be sponsored by schools or by non-profit youth organizations such as Scouts, 4-H, or Civil Air Patrol (but not the NAR or other rocketry organizations). This year's challenge is to design, build and fly a model rocket carrying two raw grade A large eggs and return them safely to the ground while staying aloft for exactly 45 seconds and reaching an altitude of 750 feet.
See the NAR and AIA websites for the contest rules.
LUNAR is honored to support the TARC qualification launches again this year. TARC teams are welcome to participate in the regularly scheduled club launches. The launch fees are waived for all TARC teams. As the deadline approaches in April, special TARC launches can be arranged at Robertson Park in Livermore by contacting:
|Craig Saunders||Danville, CAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|David Raimondi||San Jose, CAemail@example.com|
|William Orvis||Livermore, CAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cliff Sojourner||Sunnyvale, CAemail@example.com|
|Jack Hagerty||Livermore, CAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
A complete list of mentors can be found at the NAR website.
|Aaron Stanley||Sacramento, CA||916.949.9218||RocketGuy1317@comcast.net|
|Launch - Robertson Park|
|3/30/08||0900-1200||Launch - Robertson Park|
|4/4/08||1400-1700||Launch - Robertson Park|
|4/6/08||0900-1200||Launch - Robertson Park|
|4/6/08||TARC Qualification Deadline|
|4/7/08||TARC Submission Deadline|
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