Contest to lift off
The Team America Rocketry Challenge national finals are today in Great Meadow in the Plains, Va., about 50 miles west of Washington, D.C.
Of the top 100 teams from 34 states, five come from Ohio and three of those represent Akron's St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.
Prizes include $60,000 in cash and scholarships split among the top 10 finishers. NASA invites top teams to participate in its Student Launch Initiative, an advanced rocketry program.
The top team gets to represent the United States in an international fly-off at the Paris Le Bourget Air Show in June against teams from the United Kingdom and France.