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Find Students’ Results for NASA’s 13th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race at The Marshall Center Newsroom Web Site Friday and Saturday
04.06.06
 
Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)

Media Advisory: 06-043


What: The results of NASA’s 13th annual Great Moonbuggy Race will be posted to the Marshall Center Web site at:

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


When: Results and photos will be posted shortly after the competition each day:
Friday, April 7 – High school race results available in the early evening
Saturday, April 8 – College team results available in the early evening

Who: High school and college student teams will compete for the best time in moonbuggy vehicles they designed and built for the race. A two-person, co-ed crew from each team will race on a half-mile, moon-like surface in self-powered moonbuggies at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Why: The race is inspired by the original lunar rovers designed, developed and tested for the Apollo moon missions by engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. The event will bring together future scientists who may be the next generation of adventurers to reach the moon and realize the Vision for Space Exploration by traveling to Mars and beyond. Students apply engineering techniques and learn practical uses of math and physics while building their moonbuggies for the race.

News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Center Public & Employee Communications Office at (256) 544-0034 no later than Thursday, April 6.

For more information about the event, visit:

http://moonbuggy.msfc.nasa.gov


For supporting materials for this news release -- such as photographs, fact sheets, video files and more -- please visit the NASA Marshall Center Newsroom Web site at

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