Mines students compete in NASA Mars Ice Challenge

An interdisciplinary team of Mines students is in Virginia this week competing in NASA’s Mars Ice Challenge, part of NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) brand of competitions. 

The “Orbiting Orediggers” are one of eight university teams from across the nation that were awarded $10,000 to construct ice extraction prototypes and bring them to Virginia to demonstrate their effectiveness.

Channel 13 News in Hampton was there to cover the competition and spoke with some of our Mines students.

Learn more about the team, which consists of students in mechanical engineering, engineering physics, geophysical engineering and petroleum engineering in our March story here.