Shooting for the stars
For the third consecutive year, the Alka-Rocket Challenge is launching, where students compete to design and launch an Alka-Rocket for a chance to be the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title holder for the Highest launch of an Alka-Rocket.*
"We are thrilled to bring this challenge back for its third year," said Raymond F. Kerins Jr., Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. "This competition challenges students to think 'outside the box' and apply basic principles of chemistry and physics to help design and launch a rocket. This program continues to highlight the talented young individuals we have pursuing STEM careers across the United States."
The five finalist teams will be announced on November 18. On December 12 the finalists will travel to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for a chance to win $30,000 and break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title.
Teams have until November 1 to submit their proposal by visiting alkarocketchallenge.com. Competition guidelines/rules and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are also available on the website.
*The official title recognized and recorded by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS is Highest launch of an effervescent tablet rocket.