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The Missouri S&T Mars Rover Design Team will reveal Icarus, this year’s student-built rover, at a ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Havener Center Atrium. After unveiling Icarus, the team will host a meet-and-greet with team members and showcase various parts and aspects of the rover. The event is free and open to the public.
The team has applied to compete at the Mars Society’s 2020 University Rover Challenge, which will be held May 28-30 at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah. Thirty-six university teams from around the world will compete at the event. Missouri S&T won the 2017 competition, becoming the first U.S. team to earn first in the past seven years, and earned second place in 2018.