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University of Evansville, Ind., Students Rocket to First Place in College Division of NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race
04.05.08
 
Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
angela.d.storey@nasa.gov

Photo release: 08-042


Student racers from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind., speed to victory in the college division of NASA's 15th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. + Large (3872 x 2592, 300 ppi)
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Student racers from the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind., speed to victory in the college division of NASA's 15th annual Great Moonbuggy Race, held April 5 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. The team, which posted the fastest course completion time – 4 minutes and 25 seconds – outraced 23 other college teams from around the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and as far away as Delhi, India. NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race, organized each year by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, challenges high school and college students to build lightweight racing vehicles inspired by the original lunar rover used during the 1970s Apollo moon missions. The race is one of dozens of education projects and initiatives NASA leads each year to inspire America's next generation of engineers, scientists and explorers. (NASA/MSFC)


Partners from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., took home the second-place award in the college division of NASA's 15th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. + Large (2896 x 1944, 300 ppi)
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Pedaling partners from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., took home the second-place award in the college division of NASA's 15th annual Great Moonbuggy Race, held April 5 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. The team overcame the obstacles on a half-mile-long course that simulates surface conditions on the moon. Murray State was one of 24 international college teams to compete in the 2008 race, which is organized each year by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. The race challenges high school and college students to build lightweight racing vehicles inspired by the original lunar rover used during the 1970s Apollo moon missions. The race is one of dozens of education projects and initiatives NASA leads each year to inspire America's next generation of engineers, scientists and explorers. (NASA/MSFC)


Students representing Canada's Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, scored a third-place win in the college division of NASA's 15th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. + Large (2896 x 1944, 300 ppi)
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Students representing Canada's Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, scored a third-place win in the college division of NASA's 15th annual Great Moonbuggy Race, held April 5 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Carleton was one of two teams from Canadian schools to compete in the 2008 race, which saw a total of 24 teams take the field from around the nation and as far away as India. NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race, organized each year by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, challenges high school and college students to build lightweight racing vehicles inspired by the original lunar rover used during the 1970s Apollo moon missions. The race is one of dozens of education projects and initiatives NASA leads each year to inspire America's next generation of engineers, scientists and explorers. (NASA/MSFC)


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