International Rocketry Challenge

The top team at the National Finals goes on to represent the United States in the International Rocketry Challenge, hosted at the Farnborough Air Show in London, England in 2020. Learn more about the International Rocketry Challenge and the past winners.

History of the IRC

The International Rocketry Challenge is the final competition between the best and biggest student rocketry competitions across the globe. Each year, either in London or Paris, the best young rocketeers meet and compete to determine the world champion. In 2020, the international finals will take place at the Farnborough International Air Show in July.

Starting with exhibitions in 2009 and formalized in 2015 between France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the IRC has grown to include students from Japan, and new countries apply to join each year.