NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race

NASA's annual Great Moonbuggy Race
David Walter Banks / Luceo for TIME

To the Moon, Sort Of
On April 9 and 10, more than 600 students competed in the 17th annual Great Moonbuggy Race, organized by NASA, at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The competition invites teams to create vehicles that address the kinds of problems faced by the engineers who designed the original moon buggy. Seventy teams from 18 states — as well as Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, India and Romania — competed in this year's race.

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