Robotic Mining Competition Awards Ceremony

NASA/Leif Heimbold2017-05-26


Washington, DC, United States

Kurt Leucht, a NASA engineer and event emcee, welcomes guests to the awards ceremony for NASA's 8th Annual Robotic Mining Competition in the Apollo-Saturn V Center at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. More than 40 student teams from colleges and universities around the U.S. used their uniquely-designed 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.


  • Title: Robotic Mining Competition Awards Ceremony
  • Creator: NASA/Leif Heimbold
  • Date Created: 2017-05-26
  • Location: Saturn V Building
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3


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