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For the third consecutive year, the Mars Rover Design Team at Missouri S&T was among the top five finishers in the annual University Rover Challenge, an international competition held at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah.
The Missouri S&T team finished fifth in the international event, which was won by the Kielce University of Technology in Kielce, Poland. Last year, the S&T team finished second in the world after winning the competition in 2017.
Missouri S&T’s 2019 Mars Rover, named Valkyrie, was designed and built by the students on S&T’s Mars Rover Design Team.