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First Mode backs plan for marathon moon rover

Seattle-based First Mode is working with Arizona State University and other partners to draw up a concept for a rover that could travel more than 1,100 miles across the moon’s surface over a four-year period. NASA is funding the concept … Continue reading

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First Mode and WWU will make a gizmo for Mars

Seattle’s First Mode team and Western Washington University say they’ve won a NASA contract to advance the technology for sizing up rocks on Mars. The project, funded under NASA’s Solar System Workings program, will support the development of an automated tool known as a … Continue reading

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First Mode looks ahead to moon missions

One year after engineers from the Planetary Resources asteroid mining company peeled off to form their own employee-owned startup, known as First Mode, they can point to the profitable work they’ve done on space missions that are heading for Mars and, yes, … Continue reading

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Veteran asteroid miners launch First Mode

Planetary Resources was assimilated into the ConsenSys blockchain venture months ago, but a troop of engineers who used to work for the asteroid mining company is seeking out new frontiers with a new company called First Mode. And this time, asteroids aren’t … Continue reading

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