Astrobotic gets NASA grant for prototype lunar mining robot

[Astrobotic][1] and CMU win a NASA SBIR grant: [NASA awards Moon mining contract to Astrobotic | X PRIZE Foundation][2]

> 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.

[1]: http://www.astrobotictech.com/ [2]: http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/lunar/teams/astrobotic/blog/nasa-awards-moon-mining-contract-to-astrobotic

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