NASA 2023 Lunar Regolith Conveyance Challenge
- On October 14, 2022
The “Over the Dusty Moon Challenge” will address a topic of increasing practical concern as humans move toward a sustainable presence on the Moon’s surface. The challenge will task student teams to design, build and demonstrate a system that can convey lunar regolith (or soil) both horizontally and vertically. Regolith conveyance is a key technology to enable the use of lunar soil for resource processing, construction, and manufacturing on the Moon.
The challenge is in its second year and while the inaugural competition was an overwhelming success, we’d like to expand its geographical participation among our U.S. student team entries to match the diverse international team submissions. Please consider sharing this opportunity with your students to design & build a regolith transport solution for the moon for the 2023 OVER THE DUSTY MOON CHALLENGE. Entry deadline is Dec 23rd for OTDM Phase I team submissions.
Lunar regolith is an important feedstock for construction, mineral processing, and other ISRU activities. To help us learn how to work with this difficult material in the harsh lunar environment, Colorado School of Mines and Lockheed Martin invite university teams from around the world to compete in the “Over the Dusty Moon Challenge”