UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
This is a Robotic Mining Competition to provide university students with systems engineering experience designing, building, and operating a prototype autonomous (if possible) lunar mining rover to excavate simulated icy lunar regolith.
“NASA is called to land american astronauts, including the first woman and the next man, on the moon by 2024. We're committed to achieving this bold goal. Through the Artemis program, we will go to the moon in a way we have never gone before - with innovative new partnerships, technologies and systems to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. Then we will use what we learn on the moon to take the next giant leap - sending astronauts to Mars." - NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine