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Student Moon Mining Competition to be Broadcast Live

By Marc Boucher
May 28, 2010
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Inaugural Lunabotics Mining Competition Goes Live With NASA EDGE, NASA
NASA EDGE, an award-winning agency talk show, will host a live webcast from the Lunabotics Mining Competition at 11 a.m. EDT on May 28 from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Background: “The Lunabotics Mining Competition is a university level competition designed to engage and retain students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). NASA will directly benefit from the competition by encouraging the development of innovative lunar excavation concepts from universities which may result in clever ideas and solutions that could be applied to an actual lunar excavation device or payload.”
Marc’s note: Count them, 22 universities competing in this National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program event. Not bad.
Marc’s update: Folks, it’s not about the moon vs Mars vs asteroids, it’s about engaging young people in STEM activities to create a new generation of engineers. If you have time why not watch some of today’s competition.

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