Topics: Cellular Service, Moonbase, NASA, Space Exploration, Spaceflight
NASA is investing the money in Nokia-owned American research company Bell Labs, which will build the 4G-LTE network, it said on Wednesday, October 14.
The improved data transmission will help astronauts control lunar rovers, navigate lunar geography in real-time, and stream videos.
The mission ultimately will help show whether it's possible to have "human habitation on the moon," Bell Labs said.
NASA gave Nokia $14.1 million to build a 4G network on the moon, Grace Dean, Business Insider