Australia to send lunar rover to help NASA find oxygen on the moon

Date: 19.10.2021

Australia has agreed to build a 20-kilogram semi-autonomous lunar rover for NASA to take to the moon as early as 2026 in search of oxygen.

The rover would collect soil that contains oxides and NASA would use separate equipment to extract oxygen from that soil, a government statement said. 

Oxygen extracted from the lunar surface would ultimately be used to support future missions to Mars.

Press Service