The rocket contest is designed to allow for a variety of participants, spanning all age ranges and skill levels. Each contestant must bring a rocket, engines for 4 launches (1 contest, 1 finale, 2 spare), and a repair kit (to fix broken fins, etc.). Level 4 contestants must also bring their own launch system.
Level 1 Launches (A motor)
12:00 Level 2 Launches (B or C motor)
1:00 Level 3 Launches (D motor)
2:00 Level 4 Launches (Cluster, Multistage and E+)
3:00 Preparations for Grand Finale
4:00 Grand Finale – Awards Ceremony; Simultaneous Launch with sparkle, streamer, etc. release
Thus, for the Level 1 launches, children with A engines should be ready to launch at , teens at , and adults at .
Static Judging Categories
Difficulty of Construction
Flight Judging Categories
Vehicle Performance (multistage or clustering only)
Make special appeal to all NSBE chapters (HAE, collegiate, and NSBE Jr.); AAAN; BBEA; NTAHC; etc. to submit entries
Eventually do as part of Black Space Expo