The Onteora Rocket Club's Echo Team, qualified as one of the top 100 out of 798 Teams from across the country and is a National Finalist in this year’s American Rocketry Challenge
Echo Team will be traveling to Washington, DC., and the “Great Meadow” in The Plains, Virginia to participate in this year’s National Finals the weekend of May 20, 2023.
At the National Finals the Team will compete for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes, the title of National Champion, and the honor of representing the United States at the International Rocketry Challenge in Paris, France in June 2023.
The contest requires building a rocket that reaches an altitude of 850 feet, carry a payload of 1 hen egg, separate into two sections at apogee, each section being recovered by parachute, and have a flight time between 42-45 seconds.
Congratulations to Echo Team!