Mining the moon to lift off within ten years—NASA

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA is actively working on plans to mine the Moon within the next decade, focusing on utilizing lunar resources for various purposes.

Artemis Program

The Artemis program, led by NASA, aims to return humans to the Moon and establish sustainable exploration, including the extraction and utilization of resources.

In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU)

NASA's approach involves in-situ resource utilization, meaning using materials found on the Moon rather than transporting everything from Earth.

Space Exploration Expansion

Mining the Moon aligns with NASA's broader goal of expanding human presence in space, providing a stepping stone for future missions to Mars and beyond.

Public-Private Partnerships

NASA is exploring collaborations with commercial entities to facilitate lunar mining efforts, fostering a partnership model for the sustainable development of space resources.