An all-mechanical engineering team of students from Colorado School of Mines is headed to NASA’s Langley Research Center this summer for a competition that is out of this world.

Who can extract the most water from a simulated slice of the Martian or lunar surface? The 2020 NASA RASC-AL Special Edition: Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge will pit 10 university teams from across the nation in an on-site competition June 1-4 to find out.

Team DREAMR – short for Drilling Rig for the Exploration and Acquisition of Martian Resources – is the fourth Mines team in four years to qualify for the one-of-a-kind collegiate aerospace competition. Read more about the rig they’re designing.