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Find Team Results for NASA’s 14th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race on the Marshall Center Newsroom Web Site Friday and Saturday
04.11.07
 
Angela Storey
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034

Media advisory: M07-042


What: The results of NASA’s 14th 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 13 – High school race results available in the early evening
Saturday, April 14 – College team results available in the early evening

Who: Sixty 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 in the 1970s 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 12.

For more information about the event, visit:

http://moonbuggy.msfc.nasa.gov