For release: 01/28/03
Radio interview release #: 03-024
Attention: News Directors/Weekend Producers
Friday, April 11 & Saturday, April 12
Student teams from your area to compete in NASA’s 10th annual ‘Great Moonbuggy Race’
Moonbuggy Race is April 11-12 at U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.
This year’s field features 68 teams from 19 states and Puerto Rico, matching skills in a “human-powered-showdown.”
High school teams race Friday, April 11, while college division competes Saturday, April 12.
Event lets students get “real-world” engineering experience, with challenges inspired by NASA’s lunar roving vehicle -- designed, developed and tested by Marshall Space Flight Center.
In race-day showdown, teams fight the clock with two-member, coed crews powering and navigating the vehicles over a half-mile, obstacle-strewn “lunar terrain” course.
Annual event is sponsored by the Marshall Center, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Alabama-Mississippi Section, Aerospace Development Center of Alabama, Morgan Research Corporation, Jacob Sverdrup Technology and television station WHNT, all of Huntsville.
Race participants will be available, are great interviewees about competition and benefits of the “Moonbuggy experience.”
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Radio interviews Available: Friday, April 11 & Saturday, April 12