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By Angela Gemmill
Eight students from Laurentian University are at the top of their field when it comes to designing and building a lunabot, a remote controlled excavator for the moon.
The school’s team came in first in NASA’s Lunabotics competition in Florida, beating 40 other universities over the weekend.
The mechanical engineering students have been working on the project since September.
The prize was five-thousand dollars and VIP passes to the launch of space shuttle Atlantis in July.
The second place finisher was the University of North Dakota while West Virginia University came in third.
The LU students are all in their fourth year and will graduate during convocation ceremonies on Thursday.
(Team from Laurentian University with their lunabot)