Robotic Mining Competition - Setup

NASA/Leif Heimbold2018-05-14


Washington, DC, United States

On the first day of NASA's 9th Robotic Mining Competition, set-up day on May 14, team members from Montana Tech of the University of Montana work on their robot miner in the RobotPits in the Educator Resource Center at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. More than 40 student teams from colleges and universities around the U.S. will use their mining robots to dig in a supersized sandbox filled with BP-1, or simulated Martian 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 - Setup
  • Creator: NASA/Leif Heimbold
  • Date Created: 2018-05-14
  • Location: KSC Visitor Complex
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3