TARC Team America Rocketry Challenge
TARC - Team America Rocketry Challenge
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Now Available - 2013 Rules
The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is the world's largest rocket contest, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). It was created in the fall of 2002 as a one-time celebration of the Centennial of Flight, but the enthusiasm about the event was so great that AIA and NAR were asked to hold the contest annually.
Approximately 7,000 students from across the nation compete in TARC each year. Teams design, build and fly a model rocket that reaches a specific altitude and duration determined by a set of rules developed each year. The contest is designed to encourage students to study math and science and pursue careers in aerospace.
The top 100 teams, based on local qualification flights, are invited to Washington, DC in May for the national finals. Prizes include $60,000 in cash and scholarships split between the top 10 finishers. NASA invites top teams to participate in their Student Launch Initiative, an advanced rocketry program. AIA member companies, such as Lockheed Martin and Raytheon have sponsored additional prizes such as scholarship money and a trip to an international air show.
TARC is becoming bigger and better every year with the attendees and prizes growing annually. Register now to be a part of the excitement!
Sunward has a large number of supplies for use in building your TARC rocket. Sorry, but we don't carry engines at this time.
A 15" round TARC 2013 Rules compliant parachute is in stock and ready for shipping.
You can use the menu on the side for links to all kits and supplies or the site map.
Official Rules and Resources:
Brief SummaryThe rules for TARC 2013 offer a new challenge to the student teams. The flight goal is now to fly 1 egg in a horizontal position to a precise altitude and duration.
TARC 2013 registration opens on September 4, 2012
Registration form: fillable pdf
Streamer Calculations pdf file
Streamer Recovery Tutorial pdf file
Join the Yahoo TARC Group
Summary of 2013 Rules
Logo, links, contest rules, and other material used courtesy of Team America Rocketry Challenge, National Association of Rocketry, and Trip Barber.