Space: Business on the Moon

While most Americans have their eyes fixed on the scheduled flight of Gemini 6 this week, many businessmen are looking even further—to the moon itself and the profits that will be made from lunar exploration. Although the first American will not set foot on the moon until the end of the decade at best, U.S. firms are already preparing the tools and machines that the lunanauts will need when they get there, from a simple hammer to chip rock samples to a trackless train to carry them over the vast, hostile lunar plain....

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