Robotic Mining Competition - Activities

NASA/Leif Heimbold2018-05-17


Washington, DC, United States

Team members from the University of Arkansas pause with their robot miner in the RobotPits on the fourth day of NASA's 9th Robotic Mining Competition, May 17, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. More than 40 student teams from colleges and universities around the U.S. are using their mining robots to dig in a supersized sandbox filled with BP-1, or simulated Lunar soil, gravel and rocks, 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 deep space missions.

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  • Title: Robotic Mining Competition - Activities
  • Creator: NASA/Leif Heimbold
  • Date Created: 2018-05-17
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Com
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3