Moonbuggy, nay, Rover Challenge Today and Tomorrow!

NASA Rover Challenge LogoThe 21st annual Great Moonbuggy Race has been rechristened this year as the first annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

This event, jointly held by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has seen several important new changes for this year.

While the moonbuggies previously had to fold up to fit within a 4’x4’x4′ cube, this year has seen the box extended by an extra foot in all directions, to five cubic feet.

An even larger change comes from a ban on inflatable tires.

If you can’t make it out to the Space Center, be sure to check in on the race on MSFC’s UStream channel, and/or follow their twitter feed.

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