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A company wants to extract natural resources from the moon in just a few years

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Moon Express is a company that wants to extract useful materials from the Moon. The first probe should reach the surface of the satellite by the end of this year. If it succeeds, the company will receive the $20 million prize offered by Google Lunar X Prize.

In the second phase, Moon Express will send a larger vehicle capable of collecting samples. They would reach Earth in 2020.

The company will be looking for traces of water, ores or precious metals on the Moon.