The 2005 Team America Rocketry Challenge dares students to design, build, and fly model rockets that carry one or two raw eggs for precisely 60 seconds, returning the eggs to the ground unbroken. More than 16,000 students from every state participated in the last two contests, making the Team America Rocketry Challenge the world’s largest model rocket contest. The National Association of Rocketry and the American Association of Physics Teachers are co-sponsoring the contest. Teams made up of three to 15 students currently enrolled in grades 7 through 12 in a U.S. school are eligible to enter. Teams will be supervised by a teacher approved by the principal of their school or by an officially appointed adult leader of their youth organization. The first 1,250 teams that submit an application package postmarked on or
before the November 30 deadline will be allowed to compete in this year’s event. The contest finals will be May 21, 2005 at The Plains, Va. The registration fee is $80. The top 10 teams will split $60,000 cash and savings bonds.