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NASA Announces Winners of 17th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race
04.10.10
 
Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
angela.d.storey

Image release: 10-029


A team competes in the 2010 Great Moonbuggy Race. › Large (4256 x 2832, 72 ppi)
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First Place, High School Division
Racers from the International Space Education Institute in Leipzig, Germany, won first place in the high school division of NASA's 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. The school has competed each year since 2007. More than 70 high school, college and university teams, hailing from 18 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, India and Romania, took part in the matchup of wits and wheels at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center April 9-10 in Huntsville, Ala. The race is organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. It challenges students to design, build and race lightweight, human-powered buggies that tackle many of the same engineering challenges dealt with by Apollo-era lunar rover developers at the Marshall Center in the late 1960s. (NASA/MSFC)

A team competes in the 2010 Great Moonbuggy Race. › Large (4288 x 2848, 72 ppi)
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First Place, College Division
Racers from the University of Puerto Rico in Humacao won first place in the college division of NASA's 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. The school is the only one worldwide to field a team in the competition every year since its start in 1994. More than 70 high school, college and university teams, hailing from 18 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, India and Romania, took part in the matchup of wits and wheels at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center April 9-10 in Huntsville, Ala. The race is organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. It challenges students to design, build and race lightweight, human-powered buggies that tackle many of the same engineering challenges dealt with by Apollo-era lunar rover developers at the Marshall Center in the late 1960s. (NASA/MSFC)

A team competes in the 2010 Great Moonbuggy Race. › Large (3795 x 2608, 72 ppi)
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Second Place, High School Division
Racers from Fajardo Vocational High School of Humacao, Puerto Rico, took home the second-place trophy in the high school division of NASA's 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. This is only the second year the school has fielded a team in the competition. More than 70 high school, college and university teams, hailing from 18 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, India and Romania, took part in the matchup of wits and wheels at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center April 9-10 in Huntsville, Ala. The race is organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. It challenges students to design, build and race lightweight, human-powered buggies that tackle many of the same engineering challenges dealt with by Apollo-era lunar rover developers at the Marshall Center in the late 1960s. (NASA/MSFC)

A team competes in the 2010 Great Moonbuggy Race. › Large (3725 x 2660, 72 ppi)
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Third Place, High School Division (Tie)
Racers from Jupiter High School in Jupiter, Fla., tied for third place in the high school division of NASA's 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. The first-time racers tied with Huntsville Center for Technology Team 1 from Huntsville, Ala. More than 70 high school, college and university teams, hailing from 18 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, India and Romania, took part in the matchup of wits and wheels at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center April 9-10 in Huntsville. The race is organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. It challenges students to design, build and race lightweight, human-powered buggies that tackle many of the same engineering challenges dealt with by Apollo-era lunar rover developers at the Marshall Center in the late 1960s. (NASA/MSFC)

A team competes in the 2010 Great Moonbuggy Race. › Large (3756 x 2752, 72 ppi)
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› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)


Third Place, High School Division (Tie)
Racers from Huntsville Center for Technology Team 1 in Huntsville, Ala., tied for third place in the high school division of NASA's 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. The Huntsville team tied with Jupiter High School in Jupiter, Fla. More than 70 high school, college and university teams, hailing from 18 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, India and Romania, took part in the matchup of wits and wheels at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center April 9-10 in Huntsville, Ala. The race is organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. It challenges students to design, build and race lightweight, human-powered buggies that tackle many of the same engineering challenges dealt with by Apollo-era lunar rover developers at the Marshall Center in the late 1960s. (NASA/MSFC)

A team competes in the 2010 Great Moonbuggy Race. › Large (4256 x 2832, 72 ppi)
› Medium (650 x 433, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)


Second Place, College Division
Racers from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City took home the second-place trophy in the college division of NASA's 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. This is Utah's first top-three trophy since they debuted in the race in 2007. More than 70 high school, college and university teams, hailing from 18 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, India and Romania, took part in the matchup of wits and wheels at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center April 9-10 in Huntsville, Ala. The race is organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. It challenges students to design, build and race lightweight, human-powered buggies that tackle many of the same engineering challenges dealt with by Apollo-era lunar rover developers at the Marshall Center in the late 1960s. (NASA/MSFC)

A team competes in the 2010 Great Moonbuggy Race. › Large (3000 x 2245, 72 ppi)
› Medium (650 x 486, 72 ppi)
› Small (100 x 75, 72 ppi)


Third Place, College Division
Racers from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I., took home the third-place trophy in the college division of NASA's 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. The school fielded its first-ever race team this year. More than 70 high school, college and university teams, hailing from 18 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, India and Romania, took part in the matchup of wits and wheels at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center April 9-10 in Huntsville, Ala. The race is organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. It challenges students to design, build and race lightweight, human-powered buggies that tackle many of the same engineering challenges dealt with by Apollo-era lunar rover developers at the Marshall Center in the late 1960s. (NASA/MSFC)