Carnegie Mellon University will send the first American robotic rover to the Moon in 2021

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has announced that it plans to send the first unmanned American rover to the Moon in July 2021. Under the direction of the director of the Robotics Institute William “Red” Whittaker, the four-wheel miniature robot will travel to the Moon aboard CMU’s Astrobotic Peregrine landing module along with 14 other scientific payloads, and will carry a miniature art gallery on its journey.

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