For release: 04/08/02
Release #: 02-079
Get 'Great Moonbuggy Race' results from NASA Marshall Center Web site this Friday and Saturday
What: Results and photos from NASA's 9th annual "Great Moonbuggy Race" will be posted to the Marshall Space Flight Center's Newsroom Web site.
Who: Sixty-eight high school and college teams compete against the clock to assemble their human-powered moonbuggies. Two-member coed teams race over a half-mile course at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. High school teams race all day Friday, and college teams compete Saturday.
When: Results and photos will be posted to the Web site shortly after the competition concludes on both days. Friday, April 12 early evening Saturday, April 13 early evening.
Why: The race challenges students to design and build a human-powered vehicle so they will be exposed to with real-world engineering experiences. These are problems similar to those faced by the original Marshall Center team in charge of design, development and testing of the lunar roving vehicle in the 1960s and 1970s.
News media interested in covering the event should contact Jerry Berg of the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034.
Extras: Photos from the 2001 Great Moonbuggy Race at: