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For release: 04/07/03
Release #: 03-053

Opening ceremonies for NASA's 10th annual 'Great Moonbuggy Race' to feature parade of buggies, patriotic music



What: Opening ceremonies for 10th Annual "Great Moonbuggy Race" kick off two days of competition for high school and college teams from across the nation and Puerto Rico. Ceremonies will include a parade of high school moonbuggies and patriotic music. Teams must design, build and race a two-person, human-powered moonbuggy against the clock over a half-mile course.The race is inspired by development of NASA's lunar roving vehicle, a program managed by Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Who: High school teams, NASA officials and local dignitaries

When: Friday, April 11, 2003
7:00 a.m. Parade of Moonbuggies
7:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
8:30 a.m. High school moonbuggy races begin

Where: U.S. Space & Rocket Center
One Tranquility Base
Huntsville, Ala.

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 no later than Thursday, April 10.

For supporting materials for this news release — such as photographs, fact sheets, video and audio files and more — please visit the NASA Marshall Center Newsroom Web site at www.msfc.nasa.gov/news

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