American Rocketry Challenge
The American Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest rocket contest with nearly 5,000 students nationwide competing each year. The contest gives middle and high school students the opportunity to design, build and launch model rockets and hands-on experience solving engineering problems.
Thank You For Registering!
Registration for the 2023 American Rocketry Challenge officially closed on December 12th, 2022. We are excited to see all of your hard work this season as you get ready to take to the skies! Read on to prepare for the 2023 challenge:
2023 Challenge Rules
WASHINGTON STATE STUDENTS PLACE SECOND INTERNATIONALLY
London, UK (July 22, 2022) – Today, a 10-student team from Newport High School in Bellevue, WA placed second at the International Rocketry Challenge held at the Farnborough International Airshow outside London. The Washington state team, who were representing the United States, finished behind Team Japan, with France and the United Kingdom placing third and fourth, respectively, in the international competition’s triumphant return to flight after the 2020 and 2021 contests were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrating 20 Years in 2022
The 2022 competition represented our 20 (!) year anniversary. What started off as a one-off competition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of flight, has since become the world’s largest student rocket contest. More than 80,000 students have designed, built, and flown rockets to exacting requirements. We’re thrilled to know so many of them have pursued careers in STEM and we can’t wait to see where this year’s competitors will take us. Learn more about our program’s history below:
The World's Largest Student Rocket Contest
Compete against hundreds of teams nationally for the chance to win $100,000 in prizes and an all-expenses paid trip to the Paris Airshow.Learn more about the American Rocketry Challenge
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The American Rocketry Challenge allows me to engage and participate in a nationwide competition while learning and having fun with people that have similar likes and talents.
Kyra Wagner, Team Captain
Webster City, IA
The American Rocketry Challenge provides me the opportunity to give my students an endeavor that fosters curiosity, imagination, and scientific skills in the firmest spirit of collaborative enterprise.
Greg Severino, Teacher
TARC introduces students to the realities of the real world engineering pursuits, teaching them to attack not just the solvable problems but also face and learn how to mitigate the factors that they do not have control over.
Pavel Pinkas, Mentor
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