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Japanese Robots to Mine the Moon

Posted 19 Apr 2005 at 23:42 UTC by steve Share This

Within 20 years, according to an Asahi.com article, Japanese robots may be mining the moon while astronauts ride a Japanese space shuttle to orbit and back. This is all part of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) long-range plan for putting Japan into space while taking advantage of Japan's lead in robotics and AI technology. In the near term, JAXA is developing an unmanned transport vehicle that will deliver supplies to the International Space Station.


Got Cheese?, posted 21 Apr 2005 at 08:44 UTC by WhoPhlungPoo » (Journeyer)

Don't they know the moon is made of cheese? So unless there's a shortage of cheese in Japan then they're going to go broke mining the moon with robots.

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