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NASA sent me a gift! Answered

hey guys, If you have or haven't known I've been an active participant in the NASA moonbuggy program throughout highschool.

Every year NASA has a competition where schools, colleges, and universities throughout the world create moonbuggys and compete on a "moon course" in Huntsville Alabama for the fastest time (if the moon buggy even makes it across the terrain)

Anyway, while I was in the competition there was a special event where you can have pizza with the "pioneers" (the archaic dudes that actually made the moonbuggy). It was an offer that I couldn't reject! So, I attended the secret meeting and we got to ask the "pioneers" questions.

My question basically was: "If you had today's technology, what would you change about the moonbuggy?"

I was looking for an answer that describes a superconducting hovercraft, but they instead talked about changing the radiator (lol, well it an awesome experience either way).

What I didn't know was that my question was nominated for the "best question award" and they sent me a lunar rover book signed by the pioneers ( “Sonny” Morea, the project manager of all the space procedures at the time signed it. I don't know if it means anything to anyone these days, but it means somethin' to me!)

Thats all. Thanks guys!

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husamwadi (author)2013-05-16

Thanks, All you need is the material and 34.6 million dollars and you could have a working moon buggy!

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Jayefuu (author)2013-05-15

Nice! Now I really want to browse that book :D

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Kiteman (author)2013-05-15

Oh, that is genuinely awesome!

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