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2017 Robotic Mining Competition

NASA/Kim Shiflett2017-05-24

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Twin mining robots from the University of Iowa dig in a supersized sandbox filled with BP-1, or simulated Martian soil, during NASA's 8th Annual Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. More than 40 student teams from colleges and universities around the U.S. are using their uniquely-designed mining robots to dig in a supersized sandbox filled with BP-1, or simulated Martian soil, and participate in other competition requirements. The Robotic Mining Competition is a NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate project designed to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM fields. The project provides a competitive environment to foster innovative ideas and solutions that could be used on NASA's Journey to Mars.

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  • Title: 2017 Robotic Mining Competition
  • Creator: NASA/Kim Shiflett
  • Date Created: 2017-05-24
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Com
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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