US: US space agency, NASA has invited the media to cover the NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge, April 8-9 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The event will feature 80 teams from countries across the United States, Italy, Germany, India, Mexico, Colombia and Russia, and Puerto Rico as well.
The competition will require student teams to design, construct, test and race human-powered rovers through an obstacle course that simulates the terrain potentially found on distant planets, asteroids or moons. Teams race to finish the three-quarter-mile-long obstacle course in the fastest time, vying for prizes in various divisions.
The event will conclude with a ceremony at 6 p.m. CDT, April 9 in Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville, where event sponsors will present awards for best design, rookie team, pit crew award and other accomplishments.
People from the Media interested in attending the event should contact Angela Storey of the Marshall Public and Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 4 p.m. April 7.