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The moonbuggy race was inspired by the Lunar Roving Vehicles driven on the moon by astronauts on the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions.
Madison County Career Academy Team 1As would be the case for vehicles used in a real lunar landing, the moonbuggies used in the race must arrive in parts. Each race entry is assembled at the starting line.
Madison County Career Academy Team 1 from Huntsville, Ala., bounced its way to the winning time for the high school division in 2005.
Lafayette County C-1 High SchoolIn addition to awards for the top three finishers from the college and high school divisions, prizes will be given for unique, most-improved and best overall designs. A safety award has been added for the 2006 race.
The backseat pedaler helps climb a lunar crater for the 2006 high school second-place winner, from Lafayette County C-1 High School of Higginsville, Mo.