Japan Plans a Robot Moon Base by 2020

America may have eighty-sixed its moon base ambitions, but the Japanese have no plans to let perfectly good lunar real estate go to waste. An ambitious $2.2 billion project in the works at JAXA, the Japanese space agency, plans to put humanoid robots on the moon by 2015, and now official backing from the Prime Minister’s office says the Japanese could have anAunmanned lunar base up and running by 2020.

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Posted: May 28th, 2010
at 3:14pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: robots,science

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