Team 1 - 6129
Team 2 - 6160
Team 3 - 6161
entered three teams in the 2008 national Team
America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). The main challenge web
Last year we had 16 members on three rocket
teams. This year we started with around 30 potential participants.
We set up three teams around the returning members from last year's
teams. To be on a team you had to be a dues paying member of
Post 1010 and have your parents sign the permission form (Word format).
Some members switched teams
up until the qualification flights at the end of March, and some members
dropped out along the way. Each team has a leader and sub groups. Each team
built several rockets,
including backups for their best models.
Workshops and Launches
met during normal Exploring Program meetings on Wednesdays and also on
Saturdays for work sessions and launches. Our initial meeting
was in late August 2007.
Our testing launches were at the Old
National Pike Park, east of New Market, Maryland (directions).
Their launch calendar and other information is at
http://www.narhams.org/. We also traveled to the Great
site map) site, near The Plains, Virginia,
off I66, west of Manassas, to finish our qualification launches. The
calendar for that site is at
We always need parents to drive to the
launch sites and to bring snacks.
Wind speed is a big problem with our
rockets, so we check
http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi before we launch.
Aug 18, Launch (MD)
- Saturday, Oct 20, Launch (MD)
- Saturday, Nov 17, Launch (MD)
Dec 26, Launch (MD)
- Saturday, Jan 26, Launch (MD)
- Saturday, Feb 16, Launch (MD)
- Sunday, Mar
2, Launch (VA)
- Saturday, Mar 15, Launch (MD)
Thursday, Mar 27, Launch (MD)
- Saturday, Mar
29, Launch (VA)
- Saturday, Apr 5, Launch (VA)
- Sunday, Apr 6, Launch (VA)
- Friday-Saturday, May 16-17,
National Fly Off (VA)
The Internet and email are a very important
resource for our team. Each member should sign up for the TARC
Group and review the recent emails and files.