The Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge is a tech demo & design competition

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Announcing the 2019 RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge!

Special Note: Some of the design constraints and requirements are subject to change until September 27th. Full competition details will be published on the RASC-AL Special Edition Website by September 27th, 2018. Although teams should not anticipate major changes, each proposing team is encouraged to carefully review the RASC-AL Special Edition Website after September 27th for any updates.
Teams who submit an online NOI by September 27th will also receive email communication regarding updates and changes.

Congratulations to the 2018 Mars Ice Challenge Winning Team!

2018 Northeastern Mars Ice Challenge Winners

Northeastern University
NUPAWES - Northeastern University Planetary Articulating Water Extraction System

Advisor: Taskin Padir

Find the story about the 2018 Mars Ice Challenge at nasa.gov
View Pictures from the 2018 Challenge on our Flickr page.

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Day 1 of 2018 Competition

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RASC-AL program staff will respond to questions presented by eligible student and faculty from accredited colleges and universities in the United States (and international team participants formally affiliated with a US-based university team).

Congratulations to our 10 Mars Ice Challenge Teams!

Alfred University
“Sub-Surface Archimedes Screw (SASS)”

Academic Advisors: Dr. Seong-Jin Lee, Dr. Wallace Leigh; Industrial Advisor: Jacob Towsley

Carnegie Mellon University
“Tartan Ice Drilling System (TIDS)”

Advisors: Dr. Aaron Johnson, Dr. Sanjeev Singh, Catherine Pavlov

Colorado School of Mines
“Team MINERS (Martian Ice New-age Extraction and Recovery System)”

Advisors: Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid, Dr. William Finch, Dr. Alfred William Eustes III, Dr. Jason Porter

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“High Yield Dihydrogen-monoxide Retrieval Assembly (HYDRA)”

Advisors: Prof. Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Prof. Martin L. Culpepper, Dr. Michael Hecht, Prof. Herbert H. Einstein

Northeastern University
“Northeastern University Planetary Articulating Water Extraction System”

Advisor: Dr. Taskin Padir

Rowan University
“Drill-based Retractable Subterranean Extraction and Unified Separation System (DRSEUSS)”

Advisor: Dr. John Schmalzel

University of Tennessee Knoxville
“This Is Not A Drill (TINAD)”

Advisor: Dr. James Coder

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
“Virginia Tech Ice Extractor (V-TIE)”

Advisor: Dr. Kevin Shinpaugh

West Virginia University
“In-Situ Ice Chip Extractor (IS-ICE)”

Advisor: Dr. Thomas Evans

West Virginia University
“Development of the Second Generation Mountaineer Ice Drilling Automated System (MIDAS II)"

Advisors: Dr. Powsiri Klinkhachorn & Dr. Ilkin Bilgesu