NASA 'Moonbuggy' Bonanza!

NEWS FLASH:  NASA EDGE drafts Brandon to represent the show in an upocomming NASA “Moonbuggy” race.

“We looked at all of the LARSS (Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars) options, and even though we knew we were behind the eight ball with the 104th pick in the draft, we felt Brandon possessed the kind of tenacity that ‘Moonbuggy’ drivers need to win.”  – NASA EDGE Manager of Scouting Operations

I’ve met Brandon.  In fact, I am responsible for all of his physical and mental training for the upcoming event.  I have no idea what our scouting guy is talking about.  We had the 104th pick out of 104 total picks.  We now have to find a way to turn 150 pounds of raw gene sequencing molecular cell biology major into a viable “Moonbuggy” driver in less than three weeks.  

Plus, as an agency we still have to get back to the Moon, go to Mars, and then beyond.  Safe to say, we have a pretty busy summer.

So, I’ll have to get back to my Orion research later.  For now, I have to look into this “300 workout” I’ve heard so much about.  I hope Brandon is up to the challenge.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions.


5 thoughts on “NASA 'Moonbuggy' Bonanza!”

  1. Brandon’s ability to solve complex problems in Calculus and Physics was a big plus for our selection. I think he will give the other competitors a run for their money. I am still worried about my co-host. I can’t find his credentials as a trainer on his resume.

    In all seriousness, the Moon Buggy competition is a great way to inspire the next generation of explorers.

    NASA EDGE Host

  2. I would have to say that a great training session might be the biggest roller coaster that you all can find. Strap Brandon down and make him fly to get him used to different maneuvering tactics.

    Or you could always put him on a NASCAR track and drive him around a bit at speeds around 200 MPH :).

    –NASA EGDGE Viewer

  3. Hmmm you guys think you have the best of the LARSS student’s? We’ll have to see about that.

  4. Well, it looks like some trash talking has begun. Rachel has thrown down the gauntlet. I don’t have my notes in front of me, but she was clearly selected ahead of Brandon in the draft. So, game on. BTW, I have been relieved of my scouting duties for NASA EDGE. If any other LARSS student needs some coaching for the Lunar Grand Prix, please let me know.

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