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Moon Express becomes first private company to receive permission to go to the Moon












Moon Express Mission patch.

August 3, 2016

A US startup has received government approval to send an unmanned on the moon next year capsule.

Moon Express Lunar Lander approaching the Moon

To date only the US government, China and the then Soviet Union sent equipment on the moon.

A US startup called Moon Express received approval from the US Government to send an unmanned on the moon next year capsule, a first for a private company, she said Wednesday.

To date only the US government, China and the then Soviet Union sent equipment on the moon.

A first for a private company

"We are at present free to go explore the" eighth continent "of the Earth, the Moon, to learn and seek resources for the good of all humanity," said Bob Richards, CEO of Moon Express , founded in 2010 and based in Cape Canaveral, Florida (southeast).

The agreement was given by the Federal Agency of Aviation (FAA), which has previously consulted the White House, the State Department and the US space agency (NASA).

Moon Express Lunar Lander Testing Compact Rover

Moon Express has not yet completed construction of its capsule, called MX-1. This will take off the end of 2017 with a rocket produced by Rocket Lab, another start-up, which has currently not yet made trade mission.

"The sky is not the limit for Moon Express"

"The sky is not the limit for Moon Express, is just the launch base," said Naveen Jain, co-founder of Moon Express, which considers the coalition agreement as another "giant leap for mankind" , like the words spoken by astronaut Neil Armstrong during his first steps on the moon.

Let's Create History Together

The aim of the company is to develop a low-cost device space and explore the resources of the Moon.

"In the near future, we want to return to Earth valuable resources, lunar metals and stones," said Mr. Jain.

For more information about Moon Express, visit: http://www.moonexpress.com/

Moon Express YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MoonExpressInc

Images, Video, Text, Credits: Moon Express / NXP / ATS / Orbiter.ch Aerospace / Roland Berga.

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