During NASA’s mission, scheduled to take place around 2026, the moon must collect minerals from the lunar world, which include oxides – oxygenates. The space agency will then use other equipment to extract oxygen from the minerals.
These technologies could eventually be used to supply oxygen to humans flying to the Moon and to plan future flights to Mars.
Australian Space Agency vice-president Anthony Murfett said NASA was impressed with the technology used to control the giant trucks carrying iron ore from mines in northwest Australia.
The operators of these trucks can drive the machines over a distance of 1,600 kilometers.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said the new agreement will strengthen cooperation with Australia in over 50 years of space exploration.
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