NASA To Explore Moon's South Pole Through 'VIPER' By 2023
NASA stated on September 20 that it plans to send an ice-seeking rover 'VIPER' to the Nobile Crater in the Moon's south pole in 2023. This robot is to explore water ice beneath the surface that can potentially work as rocket fuel for future trips to Mars and beyond afield. The robot is called Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER). It's about the size of a golf cart.