The Apollo program’s skeletal Moon buggies could be joined by a sophisticated manned, pressurized rover on the lunar surface if joint research launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corp. bears fruit. JAXA and Toyota have begun a three-year collaborative research program with the goal of launching a fuel-cell-powered, long-range rover to the Moon in 2029 as part of Japan’s contribution to an international space exploration effort. “Even ...


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