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Students from Your Area Gear Up to Go to the 'Moon;' Teams to Compete in Nasa’s 12th Annual 'Great Moonbuggy Race'
Martin Jensen
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.0034)
News release: 05-036

Attention: Assignment Editor/Producer
Friday, April 8 & Saturday, April 9
3-8 p.m. EDT
10 Minute Windows--With B-Roll

Students from Your Area Gear Up to Go to the 'Moon;' Teams to Compete in NASA's 12th Annual 'Great Moonbuggy Race'
  • It's a human-powered "showdown" at NASA's 12th Annual "Great Moonbuggy Race" April 8-9.
  • High school and college teams from 20 states, Germany and Puerto Rico will race at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., like they’re on the Moon.
  • Teams race against the clock with two-member, coed crews powering and navigating moonbuggies over a half-mile course that simulates the lunar terrain.
  • Students develop real-world solutions to engineering challenges, inspired by the first lunar roving vehicle -- designed, developed and tested by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.
  • Students who build and race moonbuggies now could be among those who return humans to the Moon, or whose designs are adapted for future vehicles that explore lunar or Martian surfaces.
  • Talk with student moonbuggy racers from your area -- live from the event -- about the competition and their "Moonbuggy experience."

Satellite Coordinates: AMC-6, Transponder 9,
72 degrees west longitude

Frequency: 3880 MHz, Audio: 6.8 MHz.

Satellite Interview Information: Jack Robertson
(256) 544-1517


Camille Sevier
(256) 544-2188

Story Information: Martin Jensen, Public Affairs
(256) 544-0034

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