Planetary Radio • Jun 04, 2007

Digging for Dollars on the Moon: The Lunar Regolith Challenge

On This Episode

Peter Birtwhistle

Amateur Astronomer

James McGaha

Amateur Astronomer

Join the fun as we provide special coverage of the NASA Centennial Challenge that brought robot excavators to central California in mid-May. They competed for a $250,000 prize. All they had to do was move a lot of simulated lunar soil in a half-hour without human guidance, with very little power, and with several other limitations. Then find out what's in the current night sky from Bruce Betts, and learn how to win a Planetary Radio t-shirt from Bruce and Mat.