Meet the Winners of the Exploring Hell Challenge

Join us on Thursday July 23rd at 10:00 am PDT

The Challenge: Imagine a world hot enough to turn lead into a puddle, where the atmospheric pressure can crush a nuclear-powered submarine. Now imagine sending a rover to explore that world.

Current, state-of-the-art, military-grade electronics fail at approximately 125°C, so mission scientists at JPL have taken their design cues from a different source: automatons and clockwork operations.

NASA launched the $30,000 Exploring Hell Challenge to propose an approach for an innovative obstacle avoidance sensor for its mechanical clockwork rover.

Join HeroX, NASA and the winners of the Exploring Hell Challenge for a moderated panel discussion to learn about NASA’s crowdsourcing experience from start to finish.