Google Lunar XPRIZE–Team Indus Lab2Moon Challenge

Regolith Revolution

University of Illinois freshman engineering students competing in thesecond stage of the Lab2Moon challenge.

The Lab2Moon Challenge:  Imagine, design, and build a project to catalyze the evolution of humankind as a sustainable multi-planetary species.

The Regolith Revolution Solution:  Create a prototype that test different fertilizer abilities to turn lunar regolith fertile.


The Moon Boys have earned a space on the TeamIndus Spacecraft and are the only US team selected!  They will work in the next few months to further develop their project and secure funding.  If interested in learning more about the project’s development, please contact Alex Darragh at

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Contact information

Alex Darragh, Project Lead
Agriculture and Biological Engineering Student
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Matt Steinlauf, Project Lead
Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign