Student from Zurich wins top prize at NASA Lunabotics Competition in Cape Canaveral

Chinook High grad Pruittis part of champion Montana Tech Robotic Mining Club


Last updated 6/19/2022 at 6:41pm

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Montana Technological University’s Robotic Mining Club, which includes a student from the Hi-Line, took home the top mining award at the NASA Lunabotics Competition at the Kennedy Space Center recently. The competition saw 38 universities competing for the top honors.

Chinook High School 2021 graduate Garrett Pruttis of Zurich, a computer science major at Tech, was on the team.

The competition involved designing and building a robot to dig through simulated lunar surface to deposit as much gravel simulant as possible in two 15-minute runs. Two teams, Montana Technologica...

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