The E-Rex rover collects simulated lunar soil during the Regolith Excavation Challenge. The vehicle dumped 75 kilograms into the container, half of what was required to qualify for a prize. It collected more soil before it got stuck and the 30-minute collection period ran out. The team will return to Little Rock, Arkansas without any prize money.
by Doug Messier
on October 18, 2009, at 6:27 pm
in California Space Authority, Centennial Challenges, lunar regolith challenge, NASA, NASA Ames and News. Tags: California Space Authority, California Space Education and Workforce Institute, Centennial Challenges, lunar regolith challenge, NASA, NASA Ames.