First Private Mission to the Moon →

The first com­pany to ap­ply for a com­mer­cial space mis­sion bey­ond Earth or­bit has just re­ceived ap­prov­al from the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment. As part of the Google Lun­ar X Prize com­pet­i­tion, Moon Ex­press in­tends to launch a small, single-stage space­craft to land on the Moon by the end of 2017.

I’m very ex­cited to see if any­one can claim the Lun­ar X Prize be­fore the end-of-2017 dead­line.