The track is a half mile long and weaves in and out of the museum grounds. There are twenty obstacles the riders must try to overcome, and if they touch the ground on any obstacle they can’t quite manage to get over, they receive a time penalty. Some of the obstacles are made out of plywood, tires, and gravel, along with some other materials. There were 92 teams that competed this year, with teams traveling from all over the world to compete. This year marks the twentieth anniversary for NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race, with hopefully many more that we are able to attend in the future.
To learn more about the race visit: http://moonbuggy.msfc.nasa.gov/