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.
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.
The island territory is nuts for terrestrial lunar travel...and brought its A-game to the space engineering geekfest held in Alabama.
Breaking the record of miles trekked by a NASA vehicle in another world, the Mars rover traverses 22.2 miles across the Red Planet.
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.
NASA's annual Great Moonbuggy Race brings out the creative and competitive sides of aspiring engineers. Can they handle the terrain?