Posts Tagged ‘competition’

Rocklin Students design NASA Trophy

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

For the third year, Rocklin High School students designed a trophy and awards for the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition, held May 21-26.

The trophy and two other awards were custom designed by Rocklin High School’s Engineering Support Technology students, and manufactured by the Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies ( rapid prototyping equipment.

The week-long competition attracted 55 national and international university and college teams that designed and built remote controlled or autonomous excavators (lunabots) to collect and deposit a minimum of 10 kg of simulated moon dirt within 15 minutes. The event was hosted by the NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) in collaboration with NASA Lunar Surface Systems to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as well as encourage innovation in lunar excavation.

Learn more at:

Lunabotics Mining Competition on the Web at

Facebook at


Learn more at the NASA site:

Articles about the Lunabotics Program:

KSC’s Spaceport News at:

Lunabotics was also featured on the cover of Servo Magazine, August, 2012 edition.

University of Alabama Reported: “UA Lunar-Mining Team Wins National Contest”

BotMag Reported: “An Interview with Matthew Westberry, Design Lead for Alabama Lunabotics”

Iowa State University Reported: “Lunabotics club mines success in NASA competition”

Tuscaloosa News Reported: “Alabama, Shelton team wins NASA Lunabotics competition”

Space Prizes Reported: “2012 Lunabotics in Progress”

Space Ref Reported: “NASA 2012 Lunabotics Competition open for Registration”

Portal to the Universe Reported: “NASA EDGE: Lunabotics 2012”

REALITATEA.NET Reported: “Primul concurs de roboti subactvatici, gazduit de portul Toms”

Red Orbit Reports: “NASA 2012 Lunabotics Competition Open For Registration”

Lunar Networks Reports: “Alabama Lunabotics sweeps KSC competition”