Moon Base Could Be Built By 2020

Japan has announced plans to build a base on the moon by 2020. The base would be built and used by robots.
June 1, 2010, 9am PDT | Nate Berg
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The robots are expected to land on the surface of the moon in 2015 and begin building the base that will eventually expand to host humans.

"Those initial surveyor bots will pave the way for the construction of the unmanned moon base near the lunar south pole, which the robots will construct for themselves. That base will be solar powered and provide a working/living space future robot colonizers, as well as -- presumably -- a jumping off point for future human moon dwellers."

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Published on Thursday, May 27, 2010 in Popular Science
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