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Every year, the Great Moonbuggy Race is held at Huntsville, Alabama’s U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Aerojet and other corporations, the competition involves students designing human-powered vehicles that can meet engineering challenges similar to those faced by the NASA Moonbuggy a generation ago. That means a half-mile course strewn with “craters,” inclines, rocks, “lava” ridges and fine lunar-type soil, meaning the Moonbuggy must not only be lightweight, but sturdy enough to hold up to punishment with two people on board. 

 

Project Board Text: 

The Great Moonbuggy Race is held at Huntsville, Alabama’s U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Aerojet and other corporations, the competition involves students designing human-powered vehicles that can meet engineering challenges similar to those faced by the NASA Moonbuggy a generation ago. That means a half-mile course strewn with “craters,” inclines, rocks, “lava” ridges and fine lunar-type soil, meaning the Moonbuggy must not only be lightweight, but sturdy enough to hold up to punishment with two people on board.

Team: 

David Farmer Computer Science; Stefanie Smithers, Media Arts