From Guest Blogger Reid Becker '18
The group of Reid Becker, Isabelle McFadden, Andrew Miao, and Fisher Brett Rhodes have been hard at work on the Team America Rocketry Competition (TARC), where the group must create a rocket that flies 800 feet in the air, holding two eggs, and lands between 41-43 seconds.
We have worked on our rocket for over eight weeks and put in blood, sweat, and tears. While the first two trials were unsuccessful, the most recent trial put us closer to the goal. Our rocket flew 779 feet in the air in 38.9 seconds! Fisher Brett Rhodes even jumped with excitement at the thought of qualifying to the next competition and, hopefully, get a trip to England.
We have encountered many problems with the engine and parachute, but together, we have overcome all of them to create the ultimate rocket. We could not have done any of this without our awesome teacher, Diane Goldstein, as she brings her famous enthusiasm and knowledge to each class.
We will be launching our rocket in front of a judge next week to see if we qualify in the top 100. We have learned so much from this journey, and we will hopefully continue our engineering experiences in college.
Be sure to watch the video below to see the launch!