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For release: 03/30/04
Release #: 04-082

Get 'Great Moonbuggy Race' results from NASA Marshall News Center this Friday and Saturday

Results and photos from NASA’s 11th annual “Great Moonbuggy Race” will be posted to the Marshall Space Flight Center’s Newsroom Web site.


What: Results and photos from NASA’s 11 th annual “Great Moonbuggy Race” will be posted to the Marshall Space Flight Center ’s Newsroom Web site.

Where to find results: http://www.msfc.nasa.gov/news

When: Results and photos will be posted on the Web site shortly after each day's competition:

  • Friday, April 2 Early evening
  • Saturday, April 3 Early evening

Who: High school and college teams compete against the clock with human-powered moonbuggies they have designed and built. Two-member coed teams race the vehicles over a half-mile course at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. High school teams race all day Friday, college teams all day Saturday.

Why: The race challenges students to design and build a human-powered vehicle so they will be exposed to real-world engineering experiences. Problems they face are similar to those encountered by the original NASA Marshall Center team in charge of design, development and testing of the lunar roving vehicle that traveled across the Moon's terrain in 1970s.

News media interested in covering the event should contact Martin Jensen of the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034.

For supporting materials for this news release — such as photographs and more — please visit the NASA Marshall Center Newsroom at www.msfc.nasa.gov/news

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