Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Spring 2010 Battle of the Rockets scheduled for March 27

CULPEPER, Virginia USA — The 2010 Battle of the Rockets Competition is scheduled for March 27, 2010, in Culpeper, Virginia, where Tripoli Central Virginia will be hosting eleven participating teams.

The participating teams are from University of Texas Arlington, Oklahoma State University, Shippensburg University, Fauqier High School, Cosby High School, Thomas Jefferson High School, with two teams coming from the University of Cincinnati and three teams coming from Chantilly High School as part of the Federation of Galaxy Explorers (

The Spring Competition, which is open to high schools, universities, and community colleges, consists of three events:

  • The G class altitude event with a minimum altitude of 2281 feet has eight teams competing;
  • The H class altitude event with a minimum altitude of 6201 feet has six teams competing; and
  • The planetary rover event where teams design and launch a rocket/rover combination has five teams competing.
For more information on the competition, go to

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