Commercial exploration of the moon
the space agency is also working with private companies to explore the moon further.
The Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program will run a series of missions to the moon to test out lunar landers
In June 2022, NASA announced two science experiments that will be delivered as part of CLIPS:
one to study the mysterious Gruithuisen Domes called Lunar-VISE and one for biological research called Lunar Explorer Instrument
"The first will study geologic processes of early planetary bodies that are preserved on the moon, by investigating a rare form of lunar volcanism
. The second will study the effects of the moon's low gravity and radiation environment on yeast
The researchers hope that data on how the yeast fares will help reveal how humans could be affected by longer stays on the moon