LPI Director David Black recently completed a 173-mile, 2-day mission from Houston to Austin, Texas, on a personal roving vehicle. The two-wheel, single-seat rover employed proven, off-the-shelf technology. Helmet and suit design were also off-the-shelf in the spirit of the "better, cheaper, faster" missions of today. The mission was part of "MS 150," an annual event to benefit the Southeast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Now in its tenth year, it has become the largest such event in the country. More than 4700 entrants took part in the trek, underwritten by sponsors who contribute by the mile. Dr. Black's mission alone raised more than $1400.