NASA to buy Moon dust from $1 to $15,000

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) on Thursday revealed that four companies have given contract to collect lunar samples in the next few years for $1 to $15,000. As per the deal, the four companies will collect lunar samples and dirt in the next few years and then hand over samples to NASA.

The contracts are with Lunar Outpost of Golden, Colorado for $1; Space Japan of Tokyo for $5,000; Space Europe of Luxembourg for $5,000; and Masten Space Systems of Mojave, California for $15,000. The companies to collect a small amount of lunar soil known as regolith from the Moon and to provide imagery to NASA.

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