The 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.
The World's Largest Student Rocket Contest
The American Rocketry Challenge’s 2020 competition is postponed until 2021. All teams registered to compete in 2020 will automatically be signed up to compete next year. New teams can sign up to compete starting September 1, 2020.Learn more about the TARC 2020 Postponement
Ask an Engineer Webinar Series
Featuring a retired NASA astronaut and some of the most brilliant engineers on the planet, our “Ask an Engineer” webinar series is your chance to ask some of the most fascinating people in the aerospace industry how your work in the American Rocketry Challenge will come in handy while building rockets that will carry the next astronauts to the Moon, Mars, and beyond!
This is an exclusive event for registered TARC 2020 teams.
COVID-19 Update: TARC 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
To ensure the health and safety of our rocketeers, mentors, teachers, and their families, the 2020 Qualification Flights deadline and 2020 National Finals are officially postponed and will be roll-over into our 2021 competition.
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