Sunday, October 14, 2007

Rationale for the Regolith Excavation Challenge

In an article that was probably inspired by the 2008 Regolith Challenge draft rules release, Astroprof's Page describes the difficulties of the Challenge. It also explains why NASA wants to have regolith excavation capabilities for its Moon Base and Moon operations. The advantages for NASA in its use of prizes to bring out the best features from the various competitors are also reviewed.