Japan unveils plans for moon-based HDTV station

Japan's space agency JAXA has unveiled its plans for a moon base scheduled to be operational by the year 2020.

In addition to a previously announced moon robot, the base would also broadcast HD video of the moon's surface. Estimated to cost around $2.2 billion, the project is designed to allow for greater analysis of the moon's surface as well as any possible natural resources.

Via Mainichi