NASA is paying startups for moon rocks. It's not what you think

NASA is paying startups for moon rocks. It's not what you think

CNN Edition - Business·2020-12-05 12:03

New York (CNN Business)How much is a moon rock worth? According to new contracts inked between NASA and four startups, it's somewhere between $1 and $15,000.

NASA pledged in September to buy moon rocks from companies that can get robotic rovers to the lunar surface and scoop up samples of the dusty terrain, and the space agency asked for bids from companies all over the world. The winners were unveiled Thursday: California-based Masten, Lunar Outpost of Colorado, and two separate companies that are both called iSpace — one from Japan and the other from Luxembourg.

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