Rakett 69

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Rakett 69
Genre Science Ultimate Edutainment
Directed by Indrek Simm
Presented by

Season 1 - Jüri Muttika & Martha Piigli Season 2 - Aigar Vaigu

Season 3 - Aigar Vaigu
Judges Heli Lukner; Mart Noorma; Aigar Vaigu
Narrated by Erik Lill
Theme music composer Tauno Aints
Country of origin Estonia
Original language(s) Estonian
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 16 per season
Executive producer(s) Ylle Rajasaar
Producer(s) Kaspar Kaljas
Location(s) Tartu; Tallinn; Tapa Army Base; AHHAA
Editor(s) Mirjam Matiisen; Heidi Hanso; Karin Martinson
Running time 30 minutes
Original network Eesti Televisioon
Original release January 15, 2011 (2011-01-15) – present
External links
Official homepage (in Estonian) www.rakett69.ee

Rakett69 is an Estonian science competition show, broadcast by Estonian Television and funded by the Estonian Research Council.[1]

European Broadcasting Union elected "Rakett69" as best educational TV show in Europe in spring 2012.[2] It also won Estonian Science Communication Award in the same year.[3]

The objective of the program is to popularize the natural sciences in Estonia. The contestants run for the €10,000 scholarship to further pursue their career in their chosen field of science. The targeted audience of the program is 75,000 people.[4]

Set-Up [5][edit]

After a talent show, where each individual shows a bit of what they know, a panel of three judges chooses the few who are good enough to compete for the prize. The chosen contestants are initially divided into three teams, each with its own colour. In each episode the teams are given three assignments of varying difficulty, each with its own time limit. The judging panel awards points, depending on how well each team handled the assignments. The team with the least points at the end of the episode must vote a member out (technically, they vote for which team members they want to remain in the show). This goes on until there aren't enough contestants for three teams. The remaining contestants are divided into two teams and the show goes on, with the judges now deciding who remains from the losing team. When the contestants are down to three, they are split up and given neutral assistants to help them handle the assignments.

In the final, the remaining two contestants go head to head in some given theme to get the prize pool of €10,000.


Season Original run Winner Runner-up Contestants
1 January 15 – May 7, 2011 Juhan Koppel Jaan-Eerik Past 12
2 January 7 – April 21, 2012 Timothy Henry Charles Tamm Kristiina Tüür 15
3 January 12 – April 27, 2013 Reigo Kebja Roland Matt 15
4 Thorny Valk Janeli Õun 15
5 Karl Reinkubjas Kaarel Siimut 15
6 Frida Laigu Gregor Randla 15


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