Student Rocketry Contest
You don’t should be a scientific genius to oversee or begin a group! Beginning in the Group America Rocketry Test is straightforward, and we have a lot of assets to help you en route. Enlistment for the 2018-2019 test keeps running from September 1 to December 1, 2018, and to ensure you are on track, pursue these simple strides underneath:
Ensure you have between 3 to 10 understudies and an overseeing grown-up. When you are for the most part together audit the standards, at that point go to portal.rocketcontest.org and enroll your group! Need to print off the principles or a parent consent shape? Look at the Archives and Structures page.
Need to see a fast review of the guidelines? Look at the picture to one side to see the 2019 guidelines more or less!
Step Two – Reach Out to a Mentor
With nearly 500 mentors across the country in all 50 states, you don’t have to learn all about rocketry on your own. 2019 Mentor List and get in touch with a mentor near you. These rocketry experts have been working with teams for years and have the best tips and tricks to help you succeed.
Step Three – Start Planning
Becoming national champions in rocketry doesn’t happen overnight, and if your team is going to be in the top 100, you’d better have a plan. There is a lot to consider, but we have some advice from our mentors and teams who have participated over the years.
Never built a rocket before? Buy a small kit rocket from a company like Estes Rocketry or any of our other official and supporting vendors.
Divide and conquer, and make sure each team member has a role to play and knows what their responsibilities are.
Make a budget for your team. A typical budget is between $500 and $1000, including your entry fee, one altimeter, and the parts for two rockets and over a dozen flights.
Make a timeline. Most teams have their initial rocket design completed before the holidays so they are ready to launch into the new year!