NASA searching for moon mining companies

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Nasa is currently on the lookout for companies that would like to mine minerals on the moon.

NASA wants to take steps towards building a marketplace where items from space can be sold and bought like other products.

So how would this work?

NASA says it would buy the samples companies bring back from the moon. They’d pay between $15,000 to $25,000 for amounts between 50 to 500 grams.

The plans are all part of NASA’s Artemis program which aims to send US astronauts, including the first woman, to the Moon by 2024. 

The agency says it wants to place humans back on the Moon in a sustainable way instead of astronauts being sent there for quick trips.

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