TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – The University of Alabama is preparing to defend their claim to an international championship.
Last year, the University’s team took home the prize in NASA’s Lunabotics Competition.
On May 20, 2013, the students will return to the Kennedy Space Center to compete again.
The 20-person team has built a lunar robot this year.
The robot is designed to collect lunar soil.
For NASA, it’s almost like crowdsourcing ideas from some of the nation’s brightest newcomers.
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