About 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.

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Aerospace Industries Association

The Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA) is the premier trade association representing the nation’s leading aerospace and defense manufacturers and suppliers, and is the authoritative voice on issues of civil and commercial space, commercial aviation, defense and security and national airspace systems.

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National Association of Rocketry

The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) is a non-profit tax-exempt scientific organization  dedicated to consumer safety, youth education, and the advancement of technology in the hobby of spacemodeling (sport rocketry) in the United States. Founded in 1957, the NAR is the oldest and largest spacemodeling organization in the world with over 7,400 members and approximately 195 affiliated clubs across the U.S.

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Sponsors & Partners

The American Rocketry Challenge is made possible by our incredible sponsors! If you represent a company or organization interested in sponsoring the competition, please contact us at [email protected].


The American Rocketry Challenge is honored to have received several prestigious national and international awards over the past decade, commemorating the program’s dedication to inspiring students to explore careers in STEM and aerospace.

Take a look at the awards and recognition for the American Rocketry Challenge.

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Did you know that teams competing in the American Rocketry Challenge receive discounts from some of the top model rocket parts companies in the country? Check out our list of official vendors to purchase your parts today.

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News & Updates

Interested in reading more about the contest? Visit our News page to see the teams making an impact in their local community!

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