Lunar One will build, bury moon time capsule

November 22, 2014 10:31 PM

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In a decade or so a new spacecraft attached with a high-tech drill, will land on the South Pole-Aitken basin, where it will drill 66 feet into the surface of the moon, depositing a time capsule and collecting samples of mantle to bring back to the British scientists on Earth.

For the last decade our moon has not been the beneficiary of a lot of action with NASA focussing its efforts on Mars and the recent Philae asteroid mission. The immense cost to landing another craft on the moon has been deemed too costly for the benefits it would produce but recently new mission pla...

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