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NASA'S 17th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The U.S. Space and Rocket Center played host to the second day of NASA's 17th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race. 75 high school and college teams from across the United States and several foreign countries put their moonbuggies to the test today.

Organizers set up a half-mile course for the teams to tackle, with plenty of obstacles along the way. Unfortunately, those obstacles stopped several teams from crossing the finish line.

NASA started the race nearly two decades ago to promote the principles of engineering and innovation in young people.

The University of Puerto Rico at Humacao won the collegiate division and the International Space Education Institute from Germany took home the gold in the high school division.

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