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Japan designs lunar rover as US plots return to moon

JAXA's planned cargo vehicle to resupply Gateway station in satellite's orbit

U.S. astronaut Eugene Cernan stands next to a lunar rover during the last Apollo mission to the moon in 1972.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan will develop a manned moon rover as the country plays an important role in U.S. President Donald Trump's ambitious mission to return American astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024.

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