News

Mon, 07/11/2022

MIT's award-winning BART and MARGE architecture can reliably produce, store, and distribute 50 tons of rocket propellant per year on the surface of Mars. BART handles all aspects of production, storage, and distribution of propellant, while MARGE provides power for the operation.

Fri, 06/24/2022

Taking home top prize, Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented their concept for a Bipropellant All-in-one In-situ Resource Utilization Truck & Mobile Autonomous Reactor Generating Electricity (BART & MARGE).

Mon, 03/28/2022

NASA has selected fifteen undergraduate and graduate finalist teams to advance to the next phase of the agency’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) competition and present their concepts to NASA and aerospace industry...

Thu, 02/24/2022

NASA's BIG Idea Challenge has awarded $175K to our newest Space Resources Workshop team to demonstrate our Walking, Oligomeric Robotic Mobility System (WORMS) for extreme terrain access on the Moon.

Mon, 09/27/2021

Our MIT Space Resources Workshop's HYDRATION III team earned the First Place, Most Water Collected and Best Technical Poster awards, as well as the top prize of $6,000 at NASA's Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge....

Mon, 01/11/2021

The MIT Space Resources Workshop's MELLTT deployable lunar tower team won the Path to Flight Award at NASA's BIG Idea Challenge Forum, held virtually Jan 6-8, 2021. 

Mon, 11/25/2019

Star City is a concept for a human city on Mars. This design won first place out of >100 entries at the Mars Colony Design contest, hosted by the Mars Society and judged by a panel that included experts from NASA and SpaceX.

Wed, 06/28/2017

The Managed, Reconfigurable, In-space Nodal Assembly (MARINA) was designed as a commercially owned and operated space station, featuring a luxury hotel as the primary anchor tenant and NASA as a temporary co-anchor tenant for 10 years. It received the First Place award in the graduate division...