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NASA Awards $57M Contract To Build Roads On The Moon

  • NASA awarded ICON, a company best known for 3-D printed homes, $57.2 million to develop construction technologies to build infrastructure on the moon.
  • That infrastructure would including landing pads, habitats and roads. The contracts runs through 2028.
  • “In order to explore other worlds, we need innovative new technologies adapted to those environments and our exploration needs,” Niki Werkheiser, director of technology maturation in NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, said. “Pushing this development forward with our commercial partners will create the capabilities we need for future missions.”
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