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UK sends a robot to explore moon

UK sends a robot to explore moon

The United Kingdom is sending its first-ever moon rover into space.

The spider-like robot, which moves on four legs rather than with wheels, is the first of its kind.

It is due to land on the moon in the summer of 2021 and scientists hope it will tell them more about what’s out there.

Only three other countries have put a rover on the moon – the United States, Russia and China – and next will be the UK.

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The rover, which also has two cameras and can take “robot selfies,” will be part of the first set of payloads to be sent to the moon.

The UK-grown start-up space company, SpaceBit, created and designed the robot, which weighs just 1.5kg.

SpaceBit founder, Pavlo Tanasyuk, said: “Our goal is to go there and see what is available there for all humanity to explore.”

He said that having a rover with legs allows for “something a little bit like a human” to take on the expedition.

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