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Mars rover team wins second in international competition
June 6, 2016

By Randy Bolerjack, WSU Everett

EVERETT, Wash. – The rust-colored badlands of the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah became a proving ground for aspiring engineers from around the world over the weekend. And at the end, students from the Washington State University North Puget Sound at Everett Mars rover team stood on the second-place podium.

WSU Mars rover team advances in international competition
March 22, 2016

By Randy Bolerjack, WSU North Puget Sound at Everett

EVERETT, Wash. – For 13 months, Engineering Club students at Washington State University Everett have spent countless hours designing, building, testing and rebuilding a Mars rover meant to be able to work alongside human explorers on the surface of the Red Planet.

Is Mars like Soap Lake?
March 23, 2004

In January the Mars Rover took its first steps to look for life on the Red Planet. At the same time researchers from Washington State University were looking for life at Soap Lake, located about 20 miles north of Interstate 90 in eastern Washington. Some scientists believe Mars once was home to seas that have since dried up. As they dried, small pockets of salty water may have remained where life could have existed. Soap Lake harbors a similar environment, credited to ancient floods, and researchers are hoping studies of the area will offer clues to where life might exist on other planets. “We’re trying … » More …