NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Ages:High School, Undergraduate

Type:Performance

Category:STEM

Scope:International

Registration Opens
Oct 10, 2019 12:01am
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Jan 16, 2020 7:00pm
America/Chicago

The Human Exploration Rover Challenge will focus on designing, constructing and testing technologies for mobility devices to perform in these different environments, and it will provide valuable experiences that engage students in the technologies and concepts that will be needed in future exploration missions.

The competition challenges high school and college students to create a vehicle designed to traverse the simulated surface of another world.

US registration will close on January 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. CST

International registration will close on December 12, 2019 at 7 p.m. CST

Students will build their own human-powered rovers. During the competition rovers will be carried to a race course by two students, one female and one male who will drive the rover over a half-mile obstacle course of simulated extraterrestrial terrain of craters, boulders, ridges, inclines, crevasses and depressions.

Teams earn points by assembling the rover in the allotted time; designing a rover that is lightweight; successfully completing course obstacles; performing tasks throughout the mission; and meeting pre- and post-challenge requirements. Each team is permitted two excursions: The greater score of the two excursions will be used for the final team score.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.nasa.gov/roverchallenge/home/index.html

Managing Organization: NASA

Contact:
Julie Clift
Julie.D.Clift@nasa.gov
256-961-1334

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
High school and college students in the United States. Registration Form is to be completed by the team advisor or the team lead. An advisor must be at least 21 years old and serves as the primary contact, providing oversight and guidance to the team. A team lead serves as the student leader and a secondary contact to the team. The team leader provides leadership to the team.

Registration Opens
Oct 10, 2019 12:01am
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Jan 16, 2020 7:00pm
America/Chicago

Overview

The Human Exploration Rover Challenge will focus on designing, constructing and testing technologies for mobility devices to perform in these different environments, and it will provide valuable experiences that engage students in the technologies and concepts that will be needed in future exploration missions.

The competition challenges high school and college students to create a vehicle designed to traverse the simulated surface of another world.

US registration will close on January 16, 2020 at 7 p.m. CST

International registration will close on December 12, 2019 at 7 p.m. CST

Process

Students will build their own human-powered rovers. During the competition rovers will be carried to a race course by two students, one female and one male who will drive the rover over a half-mile obstacle course of simulated extraterrestrial terrain of craters, boulders, ridges, inclines, crevasses and depressions.

Criteria

Teams earn points by assembling the rover in the allotted time; designing a rover that is lightweight; successfully completing course obstacles; performing tasks throughout the mission; and meeting pre- and post-challenge requirements. Each team is permitted two excursions: The greater score of the two excursions will be used for the final team score.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.nasa.gov/roverchallenge/home/index.html

Managing Organization: NASA

Contact:
Julie Clift
Julie.D.Clift@nasa.gov
256-961-1334

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
High school and college students in the United States. Registration Form is to be completed by the team advisor or the team lead. An advisor must be at least 21 years old and serves as the primary contact, providing oversight and guidance to the team. A team lead serves as the student leader and a secondary contact to the team. The team leader provides leadership to the team.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Oct 10, 2019 12:01am
America/Chicago

Registration Closes
Jan 16, 2020 7:00pm
America/Chicago