Year after year approximately 5,000 students from across the nation come together to out think and out fly their fellow competitors for a chance to win a share of $100,000 in scholarships and prizes in the school-year long endeavor – The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC)
Every year approximately 5,000 students from across the nation come together to out-think and out-fly their fellow competitors for a chance to win a share of $100,000 in scholarships and prizes in the school-year long endeavor – The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC).
Under the watchful eye of our nation’s greatest aerospace entrepreneurs, engineers, astronauts and government officials; some of our brightest students will bring scientific and mathematical principles to life as they design, build and launch their custom-made model rockets. Only the top 100 teams will make it through to the national fly-off in Washington D.C. Only one team will represent the United States in London for the International Rocketry Challenge! Are you ready to take your team to TARC?
TARC can seem overwhelming to a person taking part for the first time. To help students, team captains and mentors be more at ease we have curated and collected the best information, supplies and resources available to help acquaint you with what you can expect throughout this year-long challenge. If you’re ready to take on TARC, we’re ready to help you meet your goals.
Register by December 1st for the 2022 competition and receive up to 30% off TARC related products for the duration of this years challenge. Once your team is verified by TARC, we will send you an email with your coupon code and discount amount.
OpenRocket Simulator – A free, fully featured model rocket simulator that allows you to design and simulate your rockets before actually building and flying them.
RockSim – RockSim allows you to take your cool rocketry ideas, and flush out the concept to see if they’ll be stable when you launch them. Free 30 day trail.
Estes Industries is proud to be an education partner of the event and is looking forward to supplying your team with what it takes to WIN!
As the world leader in model rocketry since 1958, we’re equipped to provide you with the highest quality rocket parts, the most reliable engines (motors) on the planet and thebest resources to learn from.
Check out our many resources below to make your rocket fly to success. Not sure where to start? Check out our Beginner’s Guide and TARC Small Parts Starter Pack.
Estes has everything you need to design, build, fly and recover your own competition level flying model rocket.
Get your rocket ready for the national fly-off with pro-quality building, finishing and decorating supplies.
Review our educational tools including the #1 TARC recommended resource, The Handbook of Model Rocketry.