Registration for NASA’s 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge now open

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s “game on” for high-schoolers, college and university students who can come up with a vehicle that can move around on other planets, moons and asteroids.

Team registration for the 2015 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge is open now.

It’s organized by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and it is an international event.

High school, college and university students compete to design, engineer and test a human-powered rover on a mock course designed to simulate the harsh and demanding terrains future NASA explorers may find on distant planets, moons and asteroids.

In the course of their work, the students gain real-world engineering and problem-solving, feedback, and encouragement of pursuing technical careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Seventy teams competed in last year’s challenge.

The 2015 competition will be April 16 – 18 at the US Space and Rocket Center.

Registration for international teams closes January 9th, 2015.
Registration for teams in the US closes February 6th.

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