CMU and Astrobotic team up for 2021 moon landing

After almost 50 years without a visit, America is going back to the moon, and Pittsburgh-based researchers are leading the charge.

On May 31, the Strip District-based robotics company Astrobotic finalized a $79.5 million contract to deliver 14 payloads to the lunar surface starting in July of 2021. They’re one of the first private partners of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program.

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