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Human-Powered Transportation: The NASA Great Moonbuggy Race

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Fain, Brittany
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Houfek, Jared
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Robbins, Andrew
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Wenig, David
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Department of Mechanical Engineering; Mr. Scott Morton and Dr. Nancy Peck
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University of Wyoming
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2008-04-23

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In 1994, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) created the first Great Moonbuggy Race to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing. The race was held at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The task facing the collegiate competitors was to design, construct, and race their human powered vehicles (HPV’s) on a course simulating lunar terrain (craters, rocks, and fine, dusty soil). Nearly 14 years later, this competition has become an annual event. With the help of sponsors like Northrop Grumman Corporation, Jacobs, and Boeing, NASA is continuing to present this unique challenge to students around the world. The task facing the University of Wyoming student design team was to design, fabricate, and test a vehicle worthy of participation in the annual NASA event. Using their engineering knowledge, as well as guidelines set forth by NASA, students undertook the design project. Throughout the duration of the project, designers played an active role in the entire design process. Additionally, the students tested their final product through participation in the Great Moonbuggy Race. This presentation will outline the aforementioned design process, discuss the vehicle’s performance in the race, as well as suggest recommended design modifications.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2008 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Lunar surface vehicles--Design and construction; Human powered vehicles--Design and construction

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Undergrauate Research Day 2008

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