NASA offers to pay commercial companies to mine Moon “dirt”

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is now offering to pay private companies to mine “dirt” or rocks from the moon. The space agency is now open to proposals from commercial companies on how they plant to collect rocks from the moon.

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According to NASA, while they are “working aggressively to meet our near-term goal of landing the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, our Artemis program also is focused on taking steps that will establish a safe and sustainable lunar exploration architecture.”

This initiative also aims to understand the future of mining operations between “space entrepreneurs.” NASA also said that “The scientific discoveries gained through robust, sustainable, and safe lunar exploration will benefit all of humanity.”

You can watch the video below to know more about this initiative:

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