New Mars rover unveiled
On Friday I had the honor of helping to unveil this year’s Mars rover, named Horizon.
The Mars Rover Design Team plans to compete at the Mars Society’s 2015 University Rover Challenge, held at the end of May in Hanksville, Utah. Last year, Missouri S&T earned second place in the international competition and was the highest-scoring team from the U.S. The competition requires students to design and build the potential next generation of Mars rovers, capable of working on the red planet.
This fall, the team hopes to travel to Krakow, Poland, to compete as the first American team in the European Rover Challenge, held Sept. 5-6. Individuals can help fund the Mars Rover Design Team’s travel expenses through our new crowd funding website – crowdfunding.mst.edu.
Supporters can donate now through the end of April.