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World’s Largest Student Rocket Contest

The Team America Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest student rocket contest and a key piece of the aerospace and defense industry’s strategy to build a stronger U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Nearly 5,000 students from across the nation compete each year. The contest's rules and scoring parameters change every cycle to challenge your ingenuity and encourage a fresh approach to rocket design.


The TARC Portal allows you to access your submitted registration to add or drop team members, or submit qualification flight scores.

Read the TARC rules and handbook, find NAR mentors near you, review approved motors or access PDF versions of registration forms.

The NAR TARC Yahoo Group is filled with expert NAR mentors happy to give you advice or answer your rocketry questions. Registration requires a yahoo account.

Learn rocket construction techniques, apply for scholarships or participate in upcoming TARC webinars.