Astrobotic Technology (CMU) wins Moon mining award from NASA (10/20/2010)

Astrobotic Technology is a CMU spinoff focusing on commercial robotic services for lunar exploration.

NASA has selected Astrobotic Technology and Carnegie Mellon University to develop a prototype robot for mining water and methane ices at the Moon’s poles. These volatiles can refuel astronauts’ spacecraft for their return trip to Earth, halving the cost of human Moon expeditions. read more

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