T.A.R.C. Fever

The top 100 teams in the nation converge on The Plains, Virginia this weekend for the country’s top rocketry showdown.

Here is the schedule for Saturday:


8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.          Opening ceremonies
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.          1st Round Team Launches (100 teams)
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.          Exhibit/University Display Area Open
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.        Lunch (Participants Only)
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.          Team Presentation Competition
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.          Ice Cream Social (Participants Only)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.          2nd Round Team Launches (Top 20 teams)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.          VIP Reception
4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.          NAR High-Powered Rocket Demonstration
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.          Team Award Ceremony
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.          BBQ Dinner

Throughout the day there will be interactive displays and simulators from member companies, NASA, the Department of Defense, as well as booths featuring representatives from several universities and other educational organizations.

Here are a few photos from last years event on FlickR

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