CNN BUSINESS | NASA and Nokia are putting a 4G network on the moon

New York (CNN Business) – If you’re unable to get a cell phone signal when you walk your dog around the block, this will really make your blood boil: NASA is putting a 4G network on the moon.

To reach its 2028 goal to build a lunar base and eventually sustain a human presence on the moon, NASA awarded $370 million to over a dozen companies to deploy technology on the lunar surface.  Those innovations include remote power generation, cryogenic freezing, robotics, safer landing … and 4G.  Because how else will astronauts tweet their moon golf shots and lunar rover selfies?

NASA says 4G could provide more reliable, longer-distance communication than the current radio standards in place on the moon.  Like on Earth, the 4G network will eventually be upgraded to 5G.  —read more