Farnborough, England (UPI) Jul 26, 2010
A team of Pennsylvania students won first place in the third annual Transatlantic Rocketry Challenge in Farnborough, England, officials say.
The four-member team from Penn Manor High School in Millersville, Pa., beat out student rocket teams from the United Kingdom and France in the competition held at the 2010 Farnborough International Airshow, SPACE.com reported Friday.
Separate rocketry contests are held in the three countries throughout the year to select the finalists for the international fly-off, SPACE.com said.
Competing teams are tasked with designing, building and launching model rockets.
In this year's Transatlantic Rocketry Challenge, teams had to launch a rocket to an altitude of 825 feet, have it remain airborne for 40 to 45 seconds and safely return a payload of a raw egg to the ground unbroken.
The competitions are designed to encourage and motivate students to pursue careers in aerospace.
"Based on today's competition, the future of our industry is looking pretty bright," Marion Blakey, president and chief executive officer of the sponsoring Aerospace Industries Association, said. "The level of enthusiasm of the participants is phenomenal, and each team deserves congratulations for winning their home competition and inspiring other students."
Share This Article With Planet Earth
Rocket Science News at Space-Travel.Com
NASA Moves Forward On Commercial Partnership For Rocket Engine Testing
Hancock County MS (SPX) Jul 22, 2010
Engineers at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center recently installed an Aerojet AJ26 rocket engine for qualification testing as part of a partnership that highlights the space agency's commitment to work with commercial companies to provide space transportation. Stennis has partnered with Orbital Sciences Corporation to test the AJ26 engines that will power the first stage of the company's ... read more
ISRO To Launch GSLV With Cryo Engine Within An Year|
Ariane 5 Is Ready For Its Payload Integration
NASA Tests Launch Abort System At Supersonic Speeds
Sea Launch Signs Launch Agreement With AsiaSat
Curiosity Rover Grows By Leaps And Bounds
NASA Spacecraft Camera Yields Most Accurate Mars Map Ever
Opportunity In Good Health And Continues To Drive
Orbiter Puts Itself Into Standby Safe Mode
Chandrayaan-2 Payloads To Be Decided Next Month
Caltech Team Finds Evidence Of Water In Moon Minerals
Water On The Moon Is Widespread
Two charged with stealing Neil Armstrong customs form
Pounding Particles To Create Neptune's Water In The Lab
Course Correction Keeps New Horizons On Path To Pluto
Scientists See Billions Of Miles Away
System Tests, Science Observations And A Course Correction
Detector Technology Could Help NASA Find Earth-Like Exoplanets
NASA Finds Super-Hot Planet With Unique Comet-Like Tail
Recipes For Renegade Planets
First Directly Imaged Planet Confirmed Around Sun-Like Star
Using Rocket Science To Make Wastewater Treatment Sustainable
U.S. students win rocket challenge in U.K.
Private spacecraft nearing first test drop
Boeing enters commercial spacecraft race
China Contributes To Space-Based Information Access A Lot
China Sends Research Satellite Into Space
China eyes Argentina for space antenna
Seven More For Shenzhou
WISE Discovers Over 90 Near-Earth Objects
'Sample return' space missions examined
Fascinating Images From A New World
Rosetta Triumphs At Asteroid Lutetia
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement|