The American Rocketry Challenge

The American Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest rocket contest with nearly 5,000 students nationwide competing each year. The contest gives middle and high school students the opportunity to design, build and launch model rockets and hands-on experience solving engineering problems.

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The World's Largest Student Rocket Contest

925 teams from across the nation are vying to win part of $100,000 in cash prizes and the chance to represent the United States in the International Rocketry Challenge, hosted at the Farnborough Air Show in London, England!

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Competition Updates

NEW Rocket Contest Online Store

What better way to celebrate the 2020 competition than with new swag! Visit the American Rocketry Challenge’s new online store to buy t-shirts, hoodies, mugs and more to rock the new rocket contest logo.

NEW Marketing Competition

The American Rocketry Challenge is more than just rockets. It’s about creativity and learning new business and management skills! Join our new marketing competition to help us generate excitement about your team, the Rocketry Challenge, aerospace, and space exploration. The team that creates the best video based on Strength of Message, Creativity, and Editing and Technical Skills will win a guaranteed spot in the finals, $1,000, and more.

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