It’s not rocket science… oh, wait

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REDMOND — Two teams from Washington are travelling to the nation’s capital this weekend to participate in the Team American Rocketry Challenge.

The teams from Skyline High School in Sammamish and Northwest Yeshiva High School on Mercer Island beat out 625 teams from across the country to make it into the top 100. The schools will participate in the world’s largest student rocket contest Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Each year, teams are given different objective to accomplish with their rocket.

Rocket“The challenge this year is to launch a rocket 750 feet and have it carry an egg horizontally,” explains Ian Walp.

The team from Skyline has gone to this national competition three times before. The last time was in 2011, they placed 45th out of 100. This is the first time for Northwest Yeshiva High School.

Rebecca Fowler of the Physics Rocketry Club Advisor said the students work on the rockets all by themselves.

“They design, construct, launch a rocket, all on their own,” Fowler said.

To learn more about the contest, click here.

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