2012 NASA Great Moonbuggy Race
presentationposted on 13.10.2014, 00:00 authored by Davis Fay
The Great Moonbuggy Race is an annual student design competition at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama that is sponsored by the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA). Teams of students design, build and race human-powered vehicles over an obstacle course which mimics the engineering challenges faced by the original lunar rover design team. SpacePokes Design, consisting of Davis Fay, Alisa Frohbieter, Ryan Williams and Leslie Young, was the student design team that represented the University of Wyoming at the 19th Annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race in April of 2012. This presentation will demonstrate the design considerations and novel features that went into the 2012 University of Wyoming moonbuggy. Results from the race will be reported, improvements to future designs will be recommended and the implications of the SpacePokes moonbuggy design on human powered vehicles in general will be discussed.