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college winnersThe moonbuggy team from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan., takes first place at NASA's 13th annual Great Moonbuggy Race at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., on Saturday. 34 college and high school teams from across the United States competed over simulated lunar terrain in a race inspired by lunar rovers on the final three Apollo missions.
Student teams faced the same challenges confronting NASA engineers--to build compact, light and durable vehicles that had to be assembled on the go. Pittsburg State's team won a trophy, a trip to a space shuttle launch and a cash prize.