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.
“For Mines to win the medal count really cements our position in this industry,” Professor George Sowers said. “The team that won the overall prize was a pretty large aerospace corporation – we had graduate students that went toe to toe with a professional company.”