Midnight In The Desert — Moon Express

The US is close to approving the first ever private Moon mission for 2017

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The US is close to approving the first ever private Moon mission for 2017

The US government is set to give approval to California-based space company, Moon Express, to explore the surface of the Moon over a two-week period in 2017. Moon Express has applied to have its MX-1 lander launch to the Moon next year, land on the surface, and conduct a series of analyses that will help prepare the company for potentially carrying payloads to the Moon in the future. If approved, this would be the first time a private enterprise - not a nation - has launched a mission beyond Earth’s orbit. The precedent that this could set would be huge,...

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