Referenced article written by Ben Turner and published on on May 15, 2024. Link to original article:

NASA details plan to build a levitating robot train on the moon

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Prepare to be mesmerized by the latest leap in space exploration technology—NASA’s innovative “Flexible Levitation on a Track” (FLOAT) project. This visionary concept, part of NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program, is set to redefine what’s possible beyond our planet. Imagine a future where magnetic robots, levitating over a track on the moon, effortlessly transport materials essential for lunar base operations. With plans to send astronauts back to the moon by 2026 under the Artemis mission, and establish a permanent lunar base, FLOAT could become a cornerstone of sustainable extraterrestrial living.

As we delve into the allure of such futuristic travel, it’s easy to see how the principles behind FLOAT could transform our approach to transportation technology on Earth and beyond. On my website, All Things Flying Cars, we explore the seamless transition from terrestrial to celestial travel. FLOAT’s technology mirrors the innovations we anticipate in the next age of flying cars—using advanced, sustainable technologies to navigate not just our cities, but potentially other planets. This breakthrough not only expands our horizons but also ignites the imagination, illustrating that the roads of the future might indeed be above us, woven through the fabric of space itself. The concept of a lunar railway system brings us one step closer to turning science fiction into science fact, much like the evolving reality of flying cars promises to redefine personal and public transport in the skies.