Final Call for Young People from Across Scotland to Enter the UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge


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By Ryan Goodwin, Sports and Health Editor

ADS Group, leading trade association for the UK’s space industry, is putting a final call out to schools and youth groups from across Scotland to enter ‘The Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge’ – the only competition of its type in the country.

As well as putting design and engineering skills to the test, the Challenge aims to encourage the next generation of rocket scientists and astronauts to become more involved with space.

The challenge involves teams of up to ten design and build a motor-powered rocket which needs to take off and land without breaking its cargo of two raw eggs. Regional Finals will be followed by a National Final in May with the winners competing against teams from the US, Japan and France at the International Final which will be held at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow.


Whilst the maximum for a team is ten, teams of four to five are recommended and the motor-powered rocket should not be less than 65 centimetres in height.

For more information on how to enter, students are encouraged to visit the UK Rocketry Challenge website, or to contact Megan Miller:

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