Design and build a regolith transport solution for the Moon

Lunar regolith is an important feedstock for construction, mineral processing, and other ISRU activities. To help us learn how to work with this difficult material in the harsh lunar environment, Colorado School of Mines and Lockheed Martin invite university teams from around the world to compete in the Over the Dusty Moon Challenge.

Explore the challenge. Enter your team. Win Prizes.

How to Enter

How to Enter

Download the Rules & Eligibility (PDF)

To enter, teams must (1) fill in the registration form, and (2) submit a report with their design and approach via email to Selected teams will be invited to build and test their system at the in-person challenge held at the Colorado School of Mines in June, 2022.

Registration Form


Teams must be made up of undergraduate and/or graduate students from an accredited university. International participation is welcome. Read the full rules document for eligibility details.


Registration and entries are due on Nov 29, 2021. Invited teams will be notified by December 20, and the in-person challenge will take place in June, 2022 (specific dates TBD).

Key Dates

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Join us for a live Q&A to have your questions answered
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Deadline for entries

Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Mountain Time

Notification to invitees

Teams will be notified if they are invited to compete in the in-person challenge

In-person challenge

Hosted at the Colorado School of Mines

In-person Challenge

Hosted in beautiful Golden, Colorado


Prizes at the in-person challenge will include cash, travel coverage, free registration for the Space Resources Roundtable held immediately after, and more.

Colorado School of Mines

Mines is located in Golden, Colorado, only 15 miles west of downtown Denver. For questions about visiting campus or events, please call 303-384-2027.


We are honored to be hosting the challenge with Lockheed Martin, the prime sponsor


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