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Moon Express is the first non-government entity that secured approval from the U.S. government to land on the moon. The company also plans to send a robotic rover to the lunar surface in 2017 to conduct a survey for the best spots to mine iron ore, metals, carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen, rare Earth minerals and helium-3.

Billionaire teams up with NASA to mine the moon

Billionaire Teams up with NASA to Mine the Moon

Billionaire teams up with NASA to mine the moon

About Moon Express

  • Moon Express has received a NASA contract for data purchase that could be worth up to US$10,000,000.
  • Moon Express signed a rocket launch contract with Rocket Lab, a New Zealand startup company. Under the launch services contract, Rocket Lab will use its Electron rocket system to launch three missions. Two launches are for 2017, with the third to be scheduled at a later date.
  • The space company born out of the Google Lunar XPrize, an international competition that offers $30 million to a private company that can soft land on the surface of the moon.

Holiday Beyond Earth

  • With a more affordable price for a commercial trip to the moon, Earth’s natural satellite could eventually become the target destination of holidays.
  • Significant temperature differences and high radiation are challenges that are involved in sending people to the moon and Mars.
  • Shorter Travel Time: Travel time to the moon may also get eventually shorter.
  • Getting to the moon would be possible in four hours.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 7, 2016

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