Space & Space Resources

What’s the best way to transport dirt on the Moon? University students from around the world have been considering this challenge for months. Working versions of their solutions will be on display May 31-June 1 at Colorado School of Mines.
“The complexity and scope of this mission is a good demonstration of the breadth of research going on in the Physics Department and at Mines as a whole,” Professor Lawrence Wiencke said.
Colorado School of Mines and Lunar Outpost are teaming up to build a lunar excavation rover, the Outpost Digger System (ODS). This rover will be capable of excavating nearly 1 ton of concrete-hard
Students from Colorado School of Mines’ Space Resources graduate program are finalists in NASA's Watts on the Moon challenge, working on a solution for providing energy for future lunar missions.
The global student design competition addresses a topic of increasing practical concern as humans move toward a sustainable presence on the Moon’s surface — how to move lunar soil, or regolith.
"ASPECT will lay the groundwork for the surface construction and mining on other worlds," says Christopher Dreyer, professor in Mines' Space Resources Graduate Program.
Five university teams from around the world descended on the Mines campus June 2-3 to demonstrate the systems they designed and built for moving lunar dirt, or regolith, around the Moon’s surface.
A new frontier in lunar technology will be on display June 2-3 in a parking lot on the edge of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
Why did you choose to come to Mines? What have you enjoyed most about being here? Originally I chose Mines based on its reputation and my desire to become an engineer. I've now chosen Mines twice more
George Sowers, a professor in the Space Resources Program at Colorado School of Mines, has been appointed to serve on the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Committee of the NASA Advisory Council.