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Great Moonbuggy Race

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The Great Moonbuggy Race, held annually in April, gives undergraduate and high school students from around the world an opportunity to apply engineering skills and develop team spirit in an activity that will enhance awareness about human exploration and development of space. Moonbuggies are built from the students' own design, recreating the lunar experience of the Apollo astronauts and looking ahead to further human exploration of the solar system. Two-person crews, one male and one female, assemble their collapsible vehicles, receive a safety inspection and power their vehicles along a simulated lunar terrain obstacle course. Prizes are awarded for originality of design and quickest traversal of the lunar course.

US registration will close on February 4, 2013 at 3 p.m. CST


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First Name:Renee
Last Name:Frappier
Institution:UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory