Jerry Berg
Media Relations Department
(256) 544-0034


Marshall Center to Post Results of NASA’s
7th Annual ‘Great Moonbuggy Race’

News media and the public will be able to access the final results and
photos for both the Friday and Saturday competitions of NASA’s 7th
annual Great Moonbuggy Race.

The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., one of the race’s
sponsors, will post results and photos on its news Web site at:

More than 40 teams — the most ever for the event — from 17 states and
Puerto Rico have entered this year’s race.

High school teams compete Friday, with the last competitors expected
to cross the finish line by 5:30 p.m. CDT. Race results will be posted on
the Marshall news Web site as soon as possible after that.

College teams compete Saturday, with the final results to be posted by
early evening.

The competition is inspired by the actual lunar roving vehicle project,
which was successfully accomplished by the Marshall Center in the
1960s and 1970s. The race challenges students to design and build a
human-powered vehicle so they will learn how to deal with real-world
engineering problems — similar to those faced by the original Marshall
Center moonbuggy team.

For more information about the race, call Jerry Berg of the Marshall
Center’s Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034.