NASA Project M Aims to Send Astronaut Bots Into Space

By: manzil - Mar 1, 2010
References: gizmodo & 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.