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Pueblo to host final launches in world’s largest student rocketry competition

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PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- Pueblo will serve as one of 10 regional launch sites for the National Finals of The American Rocketry Challenge on Saturday, June 19. 

The competition originally consisted of 615 teams of secondary school students from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Now the top 100 teams from across the country will be chasing $100,000 in cash and prizes and the title of National Champion. 

The 2020 contest was cancelled due to COVID-19. For many teams, the 2021 competition presented new challenges such as virtual practices and socially distanced launches. Participating in the Pueblo launch are students from Air Capital STEM Club in Witchita, KS.

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