Tags: NASA

New space drill being tested at California rock quarry

Jan 11, 2016

New space drill being tested at California rock quarry

A new drill is expected to go from the rocks of a California quarry to the fourth rock from the sun.   Arizona Public Media reported that a gypsum quarry near the Salton Sea is the testing site for the new Planetary Deep Drill. ...

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Student competition gets a boost from Illinois manufacturers

Oct 27, 2014

Student competition gets a boost from Illinois manufacturers

Teams of high school students building robots as part of a STEM competition got a boost from Illinois aggregate industry manufacturers. Neponset-based Martin Engineering sponsored two teams: Kewanee High School's team and a group of students from Notre Dame High ...

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Mining on the Moon

Mar 21, 2014

Mining on the Moon

The possibility of mineral extraction on the moon recently took one step closer to becoming a reality. NASA is seeking private sector funding through contracts called “Space Act Agreements” to build lunar prospecting robots. According to Sourceable.net, “the construction of robots ...

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Cat supports NASA for Lunabotics Mining Competition

May 25, 2010

To showcase its world-class technology leadership, Caterpillar Inc. is supporting the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. The event, May 27-28, 2010, is designed to engage and retain college students in the areas of ...

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