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NASA cycles through another Great Moonbuggy Race

It's been 40-plus years since an astronaut last drove a lunar rover on the moon, but the spirit lives on in a competition designed to inspire a new generation of techies.

By April 28, 2013


NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race of 2013 (pictures)

For two decades, the space agency has drawn on the example of the Apollo lunar rover to inspire students to feats of engineering and athletic prowess.

11 Images By April 28, 2013


NASA MoonBuggy race swept by Puerto Ricans

The island territory is nuts for terrestrial lunar travel...and brought its A-game to the space engineering geekfest held in Alabama.

By April 4, 2011


Mars rover Opportunity hits new record for miles driven in space

Breaking the record of miles trekked by a NASA vehicle in another world, the Mars rover traverses 22.2 miles across the Red Planet.

By May 16, 2013


Photos: NASA's moonbuggy stakes

The annual Great Moonbuggy Race is a kind of soapbox derby for lunar-minded engineers. Completing the competition, however, is no walk in the park.

By April 6, 2009


Photos: Lunar lessons for moonbuggy makers

NASA's annual Great Moonbuggy Race brings out the creative and competitive sides of aspiring engineers. Can they handle the terrain?

18 Images By April 6, 2009


Racing 'moonbuggies' in Alabama

Students will put their "moonbuggy" designs to the test in an annual race sponsored by NASA.

By April 7, 2006


Photos: Orbital maneuvers

As NASA marks the 25th anniversary of the first shuttle flight, unmanned vehicles keep watch on our neighbors in the solar system.

By April 12, 2006


Week in pictures: High-tech fun and games

roundup Check out bicycle designs for the future and computers from the past. Plus: Big-screen TVs.

By March 24, 2006