Robotic Mining Competition Awards Ceremony

NASA/Leif Heimbold2017-05-26


Washington, DC, United States

Inside the Apollo-Saturn V Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, teams from the 8th Annual Robotic Mining Competition eat dinner before the awards ceremony begins. More than 40 student teams from colleges and universities around the U.S. used their mining robots to dig in a supersized sandbox filled with BP-1, or simulated Martian soil, and participated in other competition requirements, May 22-26 at the visitor complex. 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: Robotic Mining Competition Awards Ceremony
  • Creator: NASA/Leif Heimbold
  • Date Created: 2017-05-26
  • Location: Saturn V Building
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3