Moonbuggies for TIME – by David Walter Banks

Atlanta-based photographer and co-founder of Luceo Images, David Walter Banks, photographed NASA’s Annual Great Moonbuggy Race in Alabama.

I had a fun little lighthearted shoot last weekend for TIME to cover NASA’s 17th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  More than 1,000 students comprising 102 teams from 20 states and Puerto Rico, Bangladesh, Canada, Germany, India, Romania and Serbia competed in this year’s race. Before they arrive, participants design and build a vehicle conforming to certain lunar roving vehicle specifications, recreating the original Apollo astronauts’ early missions to the moon’s surface.  Students race over obstacles, competing against the clock for the fastest time.

Continue reading and see more of David’s photos on the Luceo Blog.

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