Media Advisory: 00-118

 For Release: April 3, 2000

       Attention: Early Morning Producer
           Friday, April 7, 6-10 a.m. EDT
              10 Minute Windows--With B-Roll

 Student Teams from Your Area to Compete in NASA’s
 7th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race

      Great Moonbuggy Race is April 7-8 at the U.S. Space & Rocket
      Center in Huntsville, Ala.
      Over 40 teams from 17 states and Puerto Rico match skills in a
      Students develop real-world solutions to engineering challenges,
      inspired by the first lunar roving vehicle -- designed, developed
      and tested at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.
      Teams fight the clock -- assembling their moonbuggies -- and
      again when the two-member, coed teams power and navigate the
      vehicles over a half-mile "Moon-like" course.
      The Marshall Center, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the
      American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics sponsor the
      NASA organizers can talk about the competition with great B-Roll
      from previous races.

                                Jim Pruitt or Jeff Ehmen
                                Education Programs Department
                                Marshall Space Flight Center
 Satellite Windows:
                                10 minutes
 Satellite Coordinates:
                                GE-2, Transponder 9C,
                                85 degrees west longitude,
                                Frequency: 3880 MHz, audio: 6.8
 Satellite Interview Information:
 Lindsey Rawl, Producer
 (256) 544-2228
 Beeper (256) 544-1183 PIN 0025
                                Story Information:
                                June Malone, Media Relations
                                (256) 544-0034