Press Release

NASA Announces 13th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race

By SpaceRef Editor
January 18, 2006
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What: NASA’s 13th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race

Who: High school students race Friday, April 7; college students race Saturday, April 8. Prizes awarded for the fastest vehicles and to the teams with the best technical solutions.

When: Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, 2006

Where: U.S. Space and Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Ala.

To attend: To attend, media should contact the Marshall Public and Employee Communications Office at: (256) 544-0034 no later than 4 p.m. EST Friday, March 31.

NASA gives students from around the world an opportunity to design, build and race their own human-powered “moonbuggies.” The event was inspired by the NASA designers of the Lunar Roving Vehicle used by Apollo astronauts. Students race their own buggies over a half-mile course. For supporting materials and photographs from the 2005 event, visit:

http://moonbuggy.msfc.nasa.gov

For more information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/home

SpaceRef staff editor.