About 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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Aerospace Industries Association

The Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA) is the premier trade association representing the nation’s leading aerospace and defense manufacturers and suppliers, and is the authoritative voice on issues of civil and commercial space, commercial aviation, defense and security and national airspace systems.

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National Association of Rocketry

The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) is a non-profit tax-exempt scientific organization  dedicated to consumer safety, youth education, and the advancement of technology in the hobby of spacemodeling (sport rocketry) in the United States. Founded in 1957, the NAR is the oldest and largest spacemodeling organization in the world with over 7,400 members and approximately 195 affiliated clubs across the U.S.

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Sponsors & Partners

The American Rocketry Challenge is made possible by our incredible sponsors! If you represent a company or organization interested in sponsoring the 2020 competition, please contact us at rocketcontest@aia-aerospace.org.


Did you know that teams competing in the American Rocketry Challenge receive discounts from some of the top model rocket parts companies in the country? Check out our list of official vendors to purchase your parts today.

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Press Kit

Interested in covering your local rocket contest team in the news? Download our press kit to learn more about the contest and competing teams.

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