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The American Rocketry Challenge

TARC launch at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, in keeping with its mission to educate and inspire youth – especially towards careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) – is proud to announce that it will be hosting a team of students for the 2020 The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC).

TARC 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 STEM. It is sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association and the National Association of Rocketry. Nearly 5,000 students from across the nation compete each year. More details can be found on the competition’s website at https://rocketcontest.org/.

The competition is open to students in grades 6 through 12.  This will be a major commitment in terms of the student’s time and energy. Meetings will be held mostly at the Museum (near Dayton, OH) and could possibly include a trip to Virginia should the team place in finals. If you are interested in joining the Museum’s team,
click here to complete an application form. Applications are being acceped until 5 p.m. on May 30, 2019.
Selections will be made by June 15, 2019. (Photos from 2008 TARC Team).

Students preparing rocketStudents preparing for TARC launch

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