TAMUK Students Build Lunar Buggy for NASA Competition

A group of Texas A&M University-Kingsville students are working on an out-of-this-world project. They're building a lunar buggy for NASA.

"It's basically a four-wheel off road bicycle," mechanical engineering student Matt Mendez said.

The students have spent a year working on the project. The first part was spent doing research, and then they actually made their design come to life.

The project is being entered into a competition taking place in Alabama later this week. Students from all over the world will be taking part.
"It's an experience for everybody," mechanical engineering student Anthony Alvarado said. "Everybody is excited about it. Other teams are talking about it. You guys are going to NASA, that's great."

The competition begins on Thursday. The goal is for the lunar buggy to handle the same terrain that's on the moon.

Kiii 3 News would like to wish the students the best of luck.


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