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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Precedent setting moon sampling mission

NASA offers lunar sampling contract to private sector bidders Metal Tech News – September 16, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:48pm

Moon mineral exploration astronauts rock hammers lunar rover


An artist depiction of astronauts collecting lunar rock samples.

NASA wants to buy Moon rocks from a private space miner able to fly up and grab an up to 1.1-pound lunar sample and deliver it to the space agency by 2024. The space administration is not particular about where the moon rocks are collected, or the content of the samples, as long as the mission is well documented, and the dirt is delivered to NASA on the Moon for payment.

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