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Students From Your Area Ready to Take on the Moon in NASA's 13th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race
03.30.06
 
Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Media Advisory: 06-038



Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8
1-5 p.m. EDT
10-minute windows -- with b-roll

Students From Your Area Ready to Take on the Moon in NASA's 13th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race
  • The next generation of scientists and engineers compete at NASA's 13th annual Great Moonbuggy Race April 7-8.
  • High school and college teams from 16 states and Puerto Rico will meet the engineering challenges of driving on a moon-like surface at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.
  • Two-member, coed crews race the clock driving on a half-mile simulated lunar surface in a self-powered moonbuggy.
  • Students face unique challenges, learn engineering techniques and practical uses of math and physics, inspired by the first lunar roving vehicle -- designed, developed and tested by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.
  • These future scientists may become the next explorers to reach the moon and accomplish the Vision for Space Exploration of traveling to Mars and beyond.
  • Schedule a time to talk live on race day with student moonbuggy racers from your area about the hours their team worked to design, build and test their moonbuggy -- and their race experience.


Satellite Interview Information:
Bill Hubscher
(256) 544-6471

or

Camile Sevier
(256) 544-2188


Story Information:
Angela Storey, Public & Employee Communications
(256) 544-0034

Satellite Coordinates:
AMC-6, Transponder 5C,
72 degrees west longitude
Frequency: 3800 MHz, Audio: 6.8 MHz.

Visit the Marshall Center News Web site for news media at:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news