Regolith Excavation Challenge | Prize Funding Provided by the NASA Centennial Challenges Program
By Matt Everingham, CSEWI & California Space Authority, Posted 08/31/09
"Teams from across the country will design and build robotic machines to excavate simulated lunar soil, otherwise known as regolith, in hopes of winning a $750,000 prize funded by the NASA Centennial Challenges program. CSA will provide a Lunar Regolith Simulant Testbed, a sandbox containing a sand-like material that simulates the lunar surface. The testbed is used for various education and outreach activities, such as the Regolith Challenge."