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NASA eClips™: Digging in Moon Dirt
January 31, 2012
Target: Grades K-5


Length: 5 minutes 23 seconds

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If NASA built an outpost on the moon, one of the issues they would face would be how to dig moon dirt. Unlike dirt found here on Earth, moon dirt is razor sharp and very fine, so researchers must design a machine that can dig without destroying the machine. This NASA video takes you behind the scenes at the NASA lunar backhoe competition where researchers compete to find out who has made the most efficient machine.
 

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