NASA Plans Lunar Mining Mission for Resources by 2032

  • NASA aims to commence large-scale lunar regolith mining by 2032, leveraging a pilot processing plant for potential extraction of resources like water, iron, and rare metals.
  • This initiative could help in the development of a lunar economy and enhance NASA’s lunar exploration, attracting commercial investments from rocket companies for fuel or oxygen production.
  • NASA’s Artemis program plans to establish a sustainable presence on the moon beginning in 2025, utilizing commercialization of lunar resources as part of its strategy.
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