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For release: 01/28/03
Radio interview release #: 03-024


Attention: News Directors/Weekend Producers
Friday, April 11 & Saturday, April 12
Interviews Available


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.”                                           

Who: Student team members from your area
Contacts:

Radio Interview Information:
Grant Thompson (256) 544-4159

Story Information:
Jerry Berg, Media Relations
(256) 544-0034

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