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NASA Project M Aims to Send Astronaut Bots Into Space

By: manzil - Published: Mar 1, 2010 • References: gizmodo and dvice
NASA is planning to send robots to the moon within 1,000 days. NASA’s new project M will aim to cut costs by sending robots that will be controlled by scientists back on the Earth.

Robot-based missions are easier, simpler and cheaper than missions that involve people because robots do not need any life-supporting systems. What's more, spacecraft manufacturing would be less complex, and there would be a reduction in the development of the giant rocket that sends the spacecrafts skyward.