HANCOCK COUNTY — Scott Kleine, a Kiwanis member and volunteer with Greenfield-Central High School’s Moonbuggy Rover project, recently told Kiwanians about the group’s 2015 challenge.
The team consists of senior Austin Jones; junior Rachel Visnack; sophomore Miranda Shook; sophomore Spencer Baker; junior Graeme Basey; senior Adam Grimes; Bill McKenna, GCHS radio/TV teacher; Rebecca Schini, GCHS science teacher; Kleine, professional engineer and team volunteer; parent Beth Shook, who transports the team; and Susan Baker, webmaster.
The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge took place recently at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama. The challenge focused on designing, constructing and testing technologies for mobility devices to perform in different environments, and it provided experiences that engaged students in the technologies and concepts that will be needed in future exploration missions.
Rovers are human-powered and carry two students, one female and one male, over a half-mile obstacle course of simulated extraterrestrial terrain of craters, boulders, ridges, inclines, crevasses and depressions.
The local team was sponsored by Keihin, Ninestar, Hancock Wellness Center, Greenfield-Central School Foundation, Family Bike Chain and Mary Haberman, owner of Pins and Needles.
To see pictures and video of the competition, rovers and team visit gchsrover.com.
— Amanda Matlock, email@example.com.