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NASA buys moon dust for $ 1

US space agency NASA awarded contracts to four companies Thursday to collect lunar samples of $ 1 to $ 15,000, rock-bottom prices that are set to set a precedent for the private sector’s future exploitation of space resources. “I think it’s pretty amazing that we can buy lunar regolith from …

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Chinese spacecraft takes off from the moon with samples- China.org.cn

A Chinese spacecraft carrying the country’s first lunar samples left the moon late Thursday, China’s National Space Administration announced. This represented the first ever Chinese spacecraft to take off from an extraterrestrial body. China’s Chang’e-5 spacecraft, consisting of an orbiter, lander, ascender and returner, was launched on November 24, and …

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