Students will send the first American rover to the moon, ahead of NASA

CMU will beat NASA to the punch with launch of the first American lunar rover.

Carnegie Mellon University is set to make history as it launches a tiny, lightweight rover called Iris, and MoonArk, a “collaborative sculpture project” to the Moon. A United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket will carry the university’s projects to the moon, with the earliest possible launch date on May 4.

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