The University of Virginia’s HoosMining team was first established in 2013 as a subsidiary of U.Va. ASME. Each year we design and build a robot and then travel to the Kennedy Space Center to compete in the annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition.


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After days of no sleep, final touches are made to the rover in a hotel room in Florida.2014-05-21 11.46.22

Competition (students wear protective suits and masks to minimize exposure to the regolith – pulverized rock dust – that simultates lunar and Martian soil).

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