NASA Awards Intuitive Machines Millions to Excavate and Research Water on the Moon

Intuitive Machines of Houston has just won a NASA award of almost $47 million to deliver mining equipment to the Moon by December 2022. The mission, named PRIME-1, includes a drill and a mass spectrometer that will help the agency search for and collect ice within the deep terrain of the moon’s South Pole.

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Polar Resources Ice Mining Experiment-1 (PRIME-1)

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