18th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race

Registration for the 18th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race opens Oct. 1, 2010. This year’s event will be held April 1-2, 2011, in Huntsville, Ala., at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Deadline for registration is Feb. 1, 2011.

Logo for NASA Great Moonbuggy RaceIn this competition, high school students design a vehicle that addresses a series of engineering problems. Each moonbuggy will be human-powered and will carry two students, one female and one male, over a half-mile simulated lunar terrain course including “craters,” rocks, “lava” ridges, inclines and “lunar” soil.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three winning teams in the High School Division. Additional awards will be given, including a prize to the team whose moonbuggy design represents the best technical approach toward solving the engineering problem of navigating the lunar surface.

For more information about this exciting competition, visit http://moonbuggy.msfc.nasa.gov/index.html

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2 thoughts on “18th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race”

  1. Hello John,
    Sound is a good,NASA program often hold events like this, especially for a student, to learn about science and outer space, unfortunately in my country Indonesia does not have events like this. Good Luck

  2. Just as a point of clarification, there is an International component to this competition. Up to 10 teams per country will be accepted. Check the Moonbuggy website and click on the Registration button in the left column. Then, scroll down to the International Registrations section.

    If you have further questions, e-mail them to Sabrina.M.Pearson@nasa.gov

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