This year (2010) marks the 17th running of NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race, in which students from around the world build and race moonbuggies at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. A moonbuggy is a light, human-powered vehicle similar in size and design to the first lunar rovers that rolled across the moon during the Apollo lunar missions in the early 1970s. Students lavish their time, energy, creativity and sweat on their buggies. The results are always stellar...but sometimes the moonbuggies strike back!
About the 2010 Great Moonbuggy Race:
Nearly 100 student teams from around the globe will drive their specially crafted lunar rovers through a challenging course of rugged, moon-like terrain at NASA's 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, Ala., April 9-10. More than 1,000 high school, college and university students from 19 states and Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, Serbia, India and Romania are registered to race at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
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