Team America Rocket Challenge 2020

Attention: TARC 2020 has been canceled because of the Corona virus.

TARC 2020 will be combined with TARC 2021 with the same rules so all the work of the teams this yrar will not be lost. See the TARC website for more information.


Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is an aerospace design and engineering event for teams of US secondary school students (7th through 12th grades) run by the NAR and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). Teams can be sponsored by schools or by nonprofit youth organizations such as Scouts, 4-H, or Civil Air Patrol (but not the NAR or other rocketry organizations).

The goal of TARC is to motivate students to pursue aerospace as an exciting career field, and it is co-sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers, Estes Industries, the Department of Defense, and NASA.

2018 Team America Rocketry Challenge registration is now open at rocketcontest.org. Teams may register anytime between now and December 1, 2019.

This year’s contest challenges students to design, build and fly a rocket that carries one raw hen egg to an altitude of 800ft, stays airborne for between 40 and 43 seconds, and returns the rocket to the ground safely.

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, TARC Launch Coordinator
d.raimondi@sbcglobal.net, 408.997.2571 (h) or 408.742.5173 (w)
 

Central California TARC Team Mentor Volunteers:

David RaimondiSan Jose, CA408.742.5173d.raimondi@sbcglobal.net
William OrvisLivermore, CA925.443.8253orvis@compuserve.com
Cliff SojournerSunnyvale, CA408.737.9753cls@employees.org
Jack HagertyLivermore, CA 925.437.8543 jhagerty@juno.com
Alan ThymNewark, CA510-797-0246Apjthym5@aol.com
Ken BibaSan Francisco, CA415-577-5496Ken@bibafamily.com
Mike ParkerLos Gatos, CA408-355-3577tarcmentor@4parkers.com
Aaron StanleySacramento, CA916.949.9218RocketGuy1317@comcast.net

A complete list of mentors can be found at the NAR website.

Special TARC Launch Schedule

In addition to flying at the regular club launches, we will arrange for some special launches near the qualification deadline. Please contact David Raimondi (above) for more information.
Date LocationComments
12/1/2019
or 1000 registrants
  Registration Deadline
  Snow Ranch Special Tarc launches
  Snow Ranch Special Tarc launches
  Tentative Special Tarc launches
4/6/2020   TARC Qualification Deadline
5/16/2020   TARC Finals, Great Meadow, The Plains, VA

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