More than 300 athletes from 20 countries will come to Lviv, Ukraine to compete in the art of designing and launching the rocket models. The teams of the leading technology countries of the world: US, Japan, China, Canada, and the United Kingdom are among the participants, ain.ua reports.
The Passion to the space rocket models was the first step in the career of many NASA engineers and the employees of the national space agencies of various countries. The Aurora Flight Technologies company executives are among the athletes who will come to Ukraine. This company is engaged in manufacturing of combat drones for the US Army, the leading engineers of the Alaska Aerospace and Eurosam companies will also be there.
The World Air Sports Federation (FAI) works with the rocket modeling sport issues at the international level, with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Ukrainian delegation fought there the right to host the 2016 World Cup in serious confrontation with Russia in 2014. It has become possible due to the successful holding of the European Championship in 2015 in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian team is composed of 32 athletes and has good chances in the Championship, because the Ukrainians are the current European champions. At the European Championship, our team won 14 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze medals overall last year.