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NASA To Launch Golf Cart-Sized Rover On Moon To Search For Water


NASA To Launch Golf Cart-Sized Rover On Moon To Search For Water



NASA will send a golf cart-sized robot to the moon in 2022 to search for deposits of water below the surface, an effort to evaluate the vital resource ahead of a planned human return to the moon in 2024 to possibly use it for astronauts to drink and to make rocket fuel.

The VIPER robot will drive for miles (km) on the dusty lunar surface.

VIPER stands for Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover. 

The rover is expected to arrive on the moon's south polar region in December 2022.