NASA plans levitating robot train on moon by 2030s

Livescience.com May 9, 2024, 07:00 PM UTC

Summary: NASA has approved further funding for the FLOAT project, aiming to create a lunar railway system by the 2030s. The project involves magnetic robots levitating on a film track, transporting up to 100 tons of material daily at 1 mph on the moon's surface. This initiative is part of NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts program for future space exploration, alongside other innovative projects like fluid telescopes and plasma-propelled rockets.

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