NASA paid $ 0.1 to Lunar Outpost for mining lunar regolith

The NASA space agency, as part of the Space Symposium, paid $ 0.1 to Lunar Outpost under a contract for

mining of the lunar regolith.

Why so little?

NASA and Lunar Outpost have signed a contract fora token amount of $ 1. At the end of August, CEO Justin Cyrus received a check for 10 cents from the head of the space agency, Bill Nelson, which is 10% of the total contract amount.

NASA said that the $ 1 contract was concluded indue to the fact that Lunar Outpost has already planned a mission to extract lunar soil, in connection with which the company can easily reserve part of the received regulator for the agency. How much is not specified.

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The Lunar Outpost mission is slated for 2024. According to Cyrus, the company intends to mine 100 grams of regolith. Also on the list of tasks was the search for water ice and volatiles on the moon.

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