NASA is looking for companies to help it mine the moon
Thursday, 10 September 2020
NASA wants to mine the moon. The space agency announced Thursday it is looking for companies to collect rocks and dirt from the lunar surface, and then turn them over to NASA for scientific research. In a tweet, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine wrote that the agency "is buying lunar soil from a commercial provider! It's time to establish the regulatory certainty to extract and trade space resources." The announcement is yet another step in NASA's Artemis project to set up a permanent presence on and around the moon and eventually go to Mars, where astronauts...
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