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Missouri S&T’s Mars Rover Design Team, winners of the 2017 University Rover Challenge (URC) finished second among a field of 36 collegiate teams in this year’s competition, which was won by Czestochowa University of Technology. Missouri S&T had the top score among the 12 U.S. teams in the competition.
Missouri S&T’s team finished with 339 points overall in the three-day competition, which was held May 31-June 2 at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah. The Utah desert is used for the event because it resembles the rocky terrain of Mars.