Purdue MARS: NASA HERC Interest Form
The NASA Human Exploration Rover Competition is an international event in which teams from all around the world design and construct a two-person human-powered rover. The rover must overcome and complete 14 obstacles and tasks in a 7 minute course. The competition takes place in April 2019 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the official visitor center of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
Please email the Project Manager, Wesaam, at
for any questions/concerns.
Propulsion: Will lead the decision of the propulsion method. Will design the pedals, crankset, sprocket or any other power transmission component.
Drivetrain: Will lead the decision of the drivetrain type. Will design the chain, gear ratios, belt, shaft, or any other drivetrain component.
Structures: Will design the rover body, seats, and structural supports. Will also lead the decision on how the rover will collapse.
Chassis: Will design the vehicle frame in which the body will be mounted on. This includes the axles, wheels, and suspension.
Marketing: Will be in charge of the maintenance of the website, social media sites, as well as the education engagement requirement of holding events catering a total of 200 k-12 students
Instrumentation: Will design sample retrieval tools (solid and liquid), sample storage vessels, spectographic camera, primary filters, photograph storage containers, solar powered instrument, and team flag.
Safety: Will act as a multi-disciplinary engineer to ensure all safety and reliability requirements will be met.
Prior technical/organizational experience
If you are interested in being a team lead, please let us know why below.
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