NASA picks U.S., Japanese companies for lunar sample collection

NASA said Thursday it has selected four companies, including Japanese startup Ispace Inc. and its subsidiary in Luxembourg, to collect samples from the Moon’s surface as part of the U.S. space agency’s lunar exploration program. Ispace in Tokyo has proposed a $5,000 price tag for space resources collection following the arrival in 2022 of a lander on the Moon’s northeastern near side facing Earth. Ispace Europe SA plans to send a lander to the lunar south pole in 2023 for collection, with the same price for its sample. The remaining two companies, which are based in the United States, both aim…

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