NASA’s 2009 Great Moonbuggy Race

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NASA’s 2009 Great Moonbuggy Race

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Burton, Kathryn
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Spehar, Peter
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Krahenbuhl, Eli
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Straka, Matthew
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Morton, Scott
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Peck, Dr. Nancy
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-13

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The following presentation encompasses the complete design of a two passenger, human powered, moon-rover type vehicle to compete in the 2009 NASA Great Moonbuggy Race. NASA provided design specifications for the competition, which, in conjunction with Elemental Engineering’s own specifications, led to design morphologies of key moonbuggy systems. These designs were further refined with mathematical models to ensure the vehicle meets all design specifications and is capable of traversing rough, inclined terrain. From the final designs, detailed plans and specifications were produced to describe each piece needed to manufacture the moonbuggy. A competition-ready vehicle was produced from these plans and specifications. On April 3 and 4th, EE competed in NASA’s 16th annual Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, Alabama. Elemental Engineering has decided to use an articulated-frame design constructed of chromoly, while utilizing common bicycle components to manufacture the vehicle. Riders are positioned back to back with the rear rider facing backward. The project is funded by The Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium who has provided a $5000 grant to help cover design and fabrication costs as well as travel expenses to the competition in Huntsville, Alabama. A $400 lodging allowance is to be provided by NASA for the competition.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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moon-rover type vehicle

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2009 NASA Great Moonbuggy Race

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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