The Mini Bee is one of two deep-space mining concepts NASA has backed for further development

NASA has greenlit two deep-space mining concepts for further development. The Phase III awards from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program are worth up to US$2 million over a two-year period and will fund a project to develop an autonomous Moon prospecting rover and a robotic mining system to extract water and other volatiles from asteroids.

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