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  1. Neil Armstrong photographing Buzz Aldrin, both the first men to land on the moon!

    NASA Plans Robot Lunar Base

    They’re over the moon … and planning to invade. The space agency has just approved funding for a research project that could soon make the moon more hospitable — first for robots, and perhaps eventually for people. It’s still testing feasibility, but the idea is to use machines to terraform the 130-square-mile Shackleton Crater at the lunar South Pole. Rovers would beam sunlight into the crater with mobile reflectors, transforming it into a solar-powered oasis where robots could juice up while busily modifying the moon to suit human needs.

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