Presenter Information

Davis Fay, University of Wyoming

Department

Department of Mech anical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Dennis Coon

Description

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 De sign, consisting of Davis Fay, Alisa Frohbieter, Ryan Williams and Leslie Young, was the student design team that represented the University of Wyoming at the 19 th Annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race in April of 2012. This presentation will demonstrate the de sign 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 powe red vehicles in general will be discussed.

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Oral Presentation, Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium

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2012 NASA Great Moonbuggy Race

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 De sign, consisting of Davis Fay, Alisa Frohbieter, Ryan Williams and Leslie Young, was the student design team that represented the University of Wyoming at the 19 th Annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race in April of 2012. This presentation will demonstrate the de sign 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 powe red vehicles in general will be discussed.