The 15th Great Moonbuggy Race was held in Huntsville, Alabama on 4 to 5 April 2008. High school and university students were challenged to develop human-powered rovers that race around a simulated lunar course.
The two winning teams were:
- Erie High School Team II, Erie, Kansas – Erie High School Prototyping and Problem Solving Class [cusd101.org]
- University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana – UE Moonbuggy Team [evansville.edu]
Great Moonbuggy Race web site: http://moonbuggy.msfc.nasa.gov
Where are the teams from? Of the 46 teams, most were from the US, but students from Puerto Rico, Canada, India, and Germany also traveled to Alabama to compete. The locations of each team — high schools in red, colleges in blue — are shown in the map below. (You can download the .kmz file here.) View on a map.