Moon Express said July 12 its first lunar lander mission is still on schedule to launch by the end of this year in a bid to win the Google Lunar X Prize.
But Moon Express still needs permission to go to the Moon — and that was turning into an issue for the company. The company was not able to make a launch attempt to reach the Moon by March 31, 2018, the deadline for the prize. By using Twitter’s services you agree to our Cookies Use. Moon Express — the California-based company with hopes of mining the Moon someday — has received full funding for its first trip to the lunar surface, slated for later this year. by Oliver Mitchell. But first, Moon Express … Aquí nos gustaría mostrarte una descripción, pero el sitio web que estás mirando no lo permite. Naven Jain (moonexpress.com) Ready for a Twitter- and selfie-enabled lunar base in 10 to 15 years?
While vacationing and experiencing a major family milestone, a hidden news story about a local-born scientist caught my eye. Moon Express refers to itself as the “iPhone of space,” and what Jain says this means is that the company is going to open up the whole “space app” ecosystem once it lands on the moon. In a tweet Wednesday, Moon Express chief executive and co-founder Bob Richards said future testing of the company’s lunar lander will take place at Complex 18.