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By Shane Lasley
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The priceless precedent of a $1 Moon rock

Lunar Outpost lowest bidder to deliver lunar samples to NASA Metal Tech News – December 9, 2020

 

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:58pm

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Lunar Outpost

MAPP (Mobile Autonomous Prospecting Platform) 2.0 is a commercial lunar resource prospector built by the team at Lunar Outpost, a Colorado-based tech company collecting samples from the lunar south pole in 2023.

Lunar Outpost has agreed to fly up to the Moon, grab a sample and sell the lunar rocks to NASA for $1. The Golden, Colorado-based company receives 10 cents of its prize upon award of the contract, another 10 cents upon launch, and the remaining 80 cents when it delivers the sample collected from the lunar South Pole region to NASA in 2023.

Despite the paltry monetary values printed on their fac...



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