Watch NASA’s Moon Buggy Competition LIVE!
Today is the 20th Annual Lunar Buggy Race! Every year, hundreds of colleges and high schools submit to NASA PowerPoint presentations, designs, and blueprints for their human-powered moon buggy. The top 100 teams that have a feasible design and meet the criteria are selected to race their buggies today and tomorrow. A team from CBC is in Florida competing for the first time ever!
The challenge: The buggy must be built up from scratch. It needs to be man powered and able to fit into a 4X4 cube. The buggy needs to be assembled in 5 minutes and ready to run a 0.7 mile course without falling apart.
Each member from the 100 teams selected have already received a $2,000 scholarship. The top 10 qualifying teams will receive a $50,000 scholarship.