Hampshire youngsters are urged to get building a rocket

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BUDDING scientists and engineers across the area are being encouraged to enter a competition.

The UK Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC) is now open.

Each team of between two and five members aged between 11 and 18 will be required to design and build a rocket to exacting specifications, launching and safely landing a fragile payload of two raw hen’s eggs.

Last year, 20 teams from all over the country made their way to the national final.

Paul Everitt, chief executive of aerospace trade organisation, ADS group said: ‘This year’s Rocketry Challenge promises to be bigger and better than ever before and we’ve already received entries from more than 30 teams.

‘We want to ensure that the south east is fairly represented, so we are encouraging young people from across the area to team up and get involved in this unique initiative which we have seen ignite a passion for our sectors from some of the brightest talent across the UK.’

Visit ukayroc.org.uk