The Team America Rocketry Challenge is a national rocketry contest open to 7th through 12th grade students who must enter as teams of up to ten 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 event involves designing and building a model rocket (2.2 pounds or less, using NAR-certified model rocket motors) that carries a payload of 1 Grade A Large egg for a flight duration of 40 - 45 seconds, and to an altitude of exactly 750 feet (measured by an onboard altimeter), and that then returns the egg to earth uncracked using only a 15-inch parachute as a recovery device. Onboard timers are allowed; radio-control and pyrotechnic charges are not.
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 are scheduled at Nasa Ames:
|David Raimondi||San Jose, CAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|William Orvis||Livermore, CAemail@example.com|
|Cliff Sojourner||Sunnyvale, CAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jack Hagerty||Livermore, CAemail@example.com|
|Alan Thym||Newark, CA||510-797-0246||Apjthym5@aol.com|
|Ken Biba||San Francisco, CA||415-577-5496||Ken@bibafamily.com|
|Mike Parker||Los Gatos, 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|
or 750 registrants
|0900-1200||Launch - Nasa Ames|
|3/27/2011||0900-1200||Launch - Nasa Ames|
|4/3/2011||0900-1200||Launch - Nasa Ames|
|4/4/11||TARC Qualification Deadline|
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