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NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge students testing their rover



Education Opportunity

Contests and Challenges, International Participation, Events, In Person

Grade Levels

Grades 9-12, Higher Education


Engineering Design, Life Science, Space Science, Living and Working in Space, Missions to Planets and Moons

NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge 

High school and university student teams are challenged to design, build, test, and compete with a human-powered rover capable of traversing challenging terrain. Teams are also tasked with creating a specialty tool for completing simulated Artemis mission tasks.

Teams earn points by presenting designs and documentation to expert panels, engaging with other students in STEM education, and successfully completing course obstacles and mission tasks at the in-person culminating event.

The in-person challenge will take place April 19-20, 2024, in Huntsville, Alabama.

Click here for full challenge details and eligibility.

Location: Huntsville, Alabama, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

For more ways to get involved in NASA’s first step in the next era of exploration, visit the Artemis Student Challenges website. ​