NASA is partnering with construction giant Caterpillar to develop a remote-controlled “lunar truck” that will assist in the construction of a human base at the moon’s south pole. Caterpillar has a couple of videos on its website describing the program.
It’s an interesting project, and one that seems to have flown under the radar with the full-time space media since it began in 2006. A shout out to the Journal Star‘s Paul Gordon, who wrote about the partnership for the Peoria, Illinois newspaper’s Sunday edition. It’s an excellent story that is worth checking out.