Hang Time

Comment: Hang Time – The rules say that the payload can hit the ceiling. Does that include the rocket assembly too or does it mean than only the payload detached from the rocket assembly can touch the ceiling.

Answer:  Per the Event Description “The ceiling is “in play”. In other words, if the payload hits the ceiling, timing will continue. However, if the payload gets stuck in or on the ceiling the launch will count for a time of zero.”

The ceiling is in play.  The payload discussion above is just an example.  It is equally applicable for the rocket too.