Lockheed Martin Exploring Program
Team America Rocketry Challenge 2006

We entered two teams in the 2006 national Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). The main challenge web site is http://www.aia-aerospace.org/aianews/features/team_america/.  We are starting to plan for 2007.


We had 20 members on the teams for qualification. Mark Mandelevitz was the overall teen leader on the project. Team 4222 was invited to the national fly-off and 7 members participated.

Team 1 - #4222 - BT80 Team 2 - #4228 - BT70
Mark Mandelevitz, Ben Austin, Seth Gordon, James Brent, Anthony Morales, Andrew Hoelscher, Daniel Nichtula, Paul Choe, Ajay Singh, Alan Tang Arleen Thukral, Adam Brock, Adrain Woolcock, Daniel Green, Kyle Murphy, Seth Reeder, Marcus Lima, Justin Gura, Robert Walker, Jaime Thayer

Workshops And Launches:

We met during normal Exploring Program meetings on Wednesdays and also on Saturdays for work sessions and launches.  Check out our calendar.

Our testing launches were at Middletown, west of Frederick (directions).  Their launch calendar and other information is at http://www.narhams.org/.  We may also travel to the Great Meadows (directions, site map) site, near The Plains, off I66, west of Manassas, to finish our qualification launches. The calendar for that site is at http://www.novaar.org

Wind speed is a big problem with our rockets, so we check http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi before we launch.



TARC Information

Team Information

Rocket for 2007

Updated: May 21, 2006