Canada Wants to be Leader in Using Local Materials on the Moon

NASA artist illustration of lunar ISRU. Credit: NASA

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) has launched the Moonshot 4 Mining, Minerals and Manufacturing (M4M3) initiative. It is a $5.5 million program designed to use locally available resources wherever possible to support on- and off-world construction projects. NGen is an industry-driven not-for-profit organization that is spearheading Canada’s Global Innovation Cluster for Advanced Manufacturing, which is backed by Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada.

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