Team America Rocket Challenge 2012

The Team America Rocketry Challenge is a national rocketry contest open to 7th through 12th grade students who must enter as teams of up to ten to design, build and fly a rocket that meets a pre-defined mission objective. Teams can be sponsored by schools or by non-profit youth organizations such as Scouts, 4-H, or Civil Air Patrol (but not the NAR or other rocketry organizations). The event involves designing and building a model rocket (650 grams or less, using NAR-certified model rocket motors totaling 80 N-sec or less of total impulse) that carries a payload of 2 Grade A Large egg for a flight duration of 43 - 47 seconds, and to an altitude of exactly 800 feet (measured by an onboard altimeter), and that then returns the eggs to earth uncracked using only a parachute as a recovery device. Onboard timers are allowed; radio-control and pyrotechnic charges are not.

See the NAR and AIA websites for the contest rules.

LUNAR is honored to support the TARC qualification launches again this year. TARC teams are welcome to participate in the regularly scheduled club launches. The launch fees are waived for all TARC teams. As the deadline approaches in April, special TARC are scheduled at Nasa Ames:

David Raimondi, TARC Launch Coordinator, 408.997.2571 (h) or 408.742.5173 (w)

Central California TARC Team Mentor Volunteers:

David RaimondiSan Jose,
William OrvisLivermore,
Cliff SojournerSunnyvale,
Jack HagertyLivermore, CA 925.437.8543
Alan ThymNewark,
Ken BibaSan Francisco,
Mike ParkerLos Gatos,

A complete list of mentors can be found at the NAR website.

Central California TARC Team Peer Mentor Volunteers:

Aaron StanleySacramento,

Special TARC Launch Schedule

In addition to flying at the regular club launches, we will arrange to allow the TARC teams to fly at Nasa Ames in Mountain View. Please contact David Raimondi (above) for more information.
or 750 registrants
  Registration Deadline
3/18/2012 0900-1200 Launch - Nasa Ames
3/25/2012 0900-1200 Launch - Nasa Ames
4/1/2012 0900-1200 Launch - Nasa Ames
4/2/12   TARC Qualification Deadline
5/12/12   TARC Finals

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