We believe that only hard work is the key to achieving our goals, so we hold our members to a strict standard of regular attendance and active involvement in all team-related activities.

Summer camp 2017

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Setting up the rocket at Lucerne
Walking back with our rocket

our Achievements

5th Place at Washington D.C.

 5th Place in the Nationals at Washington D.C

We travel two hours one way to Lucerne Dry Lake, somewhere in the middle of the Mojave Desert, to launch our rockets and devise ways to make each launch better than the last.

A TARC and sl tea​m

  Setting up a rocket at Lucerne Lake

 Setting up the rocket at Lucerne

NEW! We will hold a free summer camp on Saturdays 3 p.m.-6 p.m.  to help students setup TARC teams and prepare for TARC 2018.


The Vertical Projectile team is a group of high school students who love competitive model rocketry. The team is based in Irvine, CA.

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