Australian Youth Rocketry Challenge Inc.

Q: What is Model Rocketry?

A: Model rocketry is aerospace engineering in miniature. This popular hobby and educational tool was founded in 1957 to provide a safe and inexpensive way for young people to learn the principles of rocket flight. It has grown since then to a worldwide hobby with over 5 million flights per year, used in some 30,000 schools worldwide. Its safety record is extraordinarily good, especially compared to most other outdoor activities, and its safe and inexpensive products are available in some model shops and dedicated vendors in the US, Europe, the UK and most importantly Australia. Model rocketry has inspired at least two generations of young people to pursue careers in technology.

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