Space & Space Resources

Colorado School of Mines has qualified for the finals of NASA’s 2024 Human Lander Challenge (HuLC) Competition. The Capstone Design student team, comprised of seven mechanical engineers and three
KFF Fellows each receive $12,000 in unrestricted funding to support their pursuit of careers in research.
The Ice Diggers will be one of six teams facing off head-to-head this spring at a NASA-designed test facility to see which prototype lunar excavation rover performs best.
Front Range Team, which includes Mines students Kenneth Liang and Chris Tolton, was one of eight groups named winners in the second and final round of the NASA Entrepreneurs Challenge 2023.
Mines researchers are partnering with Lunar Outpost to compete in the NASA Break the Ice Challenge.
If humans are going to establish a long-term presence on the Moon, they’ll need resources – and more than just water and oxygen. They’ll need metals, minerals and other materials sourced not only from Earth but also the lunar surface itself.
Mines student and faculty researchers are collaborating with industry partner Lunar Outpost to compete in NASA's Break the Ice Challenge for the chance to win $1.5 million in prizes to further develop an ice-digging lunar rover.
Two Colorado School of Mines graduate students are finalists in NASA’s Watts on the Moon Challenge, a competition to design and create a system to distribute, manage and store energy on the Moon’s
For the challenge, teams had to demonstrate the prototype systems they designed and built to move lunar regolith – or moon dust – from one area to another while also sorting out larger rocks from the finer particles
What’s the best way to transport dirt on the Moon? University students from around the world have been considering this challenge for months. Working versions of their solutions will be on display May 31-June 1 at Colorado School of Mines.