(ZEROHEDGE) – NASA has tapped Finland's Nokia to build the first ever cellular network on the moon. The network is going to be part of NASA's plan to return humans to the moon by 2024, CBC notes.
The network is also part of a plan to build "long-term settlements" on the moon after returning. Nokia says the network will be built on the lunar surface in late 2022, before humans even return.
The goal is to have a lunar base built by 2028 and "eventually sustain a human presence" on the moon, according to CNN. NASA has awarded over $370 million to a dozen companies to start putting the infrastructure necessary in place.
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