Start your Moonbuggies

Great Moonbuggy Race LogoWith the conclusion of the opening ceremonies, tomorrow begins the NASA Great Moonbuggy Race of 2010!

Once again, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will be host to teams of high school and college students from all around the country and the world!

As usual, the high school teams will make their runs on Friday and the college students will run their buggies on Saturday.

If you’re in the area, I highly recommend coming out the Space & Rocket Center to see the amazing designs the young engineers put together, along with all of the incredible thrills and the occasional spills! You won’t regret it!

But if you can’t make it down to the Space Center, they’ll be trying a live broadcast this year! From the comfort of your own home, you can enjoy said thrills and spills!

The live broadcast will appear at the Moonbuggy homepage, as well as the NASA Educational Channel. But if you have trouble viewing it on that site tomorrow and/or Saturday, then try this page.

Or you can view it right here:

Free TV : Ustream

And if they happen to have the camera pointed at the LEM obstacle in Rocket Park on Saturday, you might just spot a certain familiar and bright green webmaster volunteering as an obstacle judge!

And be sure to check out the Great Moonbuggy Race Blog. The most recent post highlights a member of the German contingent and how she’s spent her time in Alabama thus far. And there are other great posts as well, all in the lead-up to race day! You can also view The Moonbuggy Race Twitter feed, for real-time updates from around the race!

Meanwhile, a sneak peak of the Ohio State Team’s Moonbuggy can be seen along with a team overview from an article posted in OSUs student newspaper, The Lantern.

Best of luck to all of the students involved in this year’s Great Moonbuggy Race!

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