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World’s Largest Rocketry Contest

TARC is the world’s largest rocketry contest and the aerospace industry’s signature STEM program for middle and high school students. Over the course of the contest, students learn to use hands on engineering skills to design and fabricate a rocket to meet challenging mission criteria that change each year.

You don’t need to have a technical background to get involved or to sponsor a team. We will support you with resources including mentors from the National Association of Rocketry, video tutorials, webinars and the TARC handbook.

Registration for the 2017-2018 challenge runs from September 1 to December 2, 2017. Check out the links below for more information about how to get involved.

Documents and Forms

The TARC rules, registration documents and additional forms are available under the Documents and Forms page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question that’s not answered in the contest rules? Take a look at our frequently asked questions.



Our Resources page has information on how to build a model rocket, the physics of rocketry, grants and scholarships and more.