U.S firms GM, Lockheed aim for the moon with lunar rover venture

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DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. firms General Motors (GM) and Lockheed Martin Corp will develop a vehicle to drive NASA astronauts around on the moon’s surface, they said on Wednesday, competing for a space project that could also promote their brands on earth. GM and Lockheed said they would collaborate to make a battery-powered, autonomous Lunar Terrain Vehicle for NASA’s Artemis lunar landing program, which aims to return U.S. astronauts to the moon as early as 2024. NASA is expected to launch a competition to develop lunar vehicles in its Artemis moon landing program. The agency has outlined plan…

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