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Entrepreneurial frontier explored in ‘Moonshots’

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Seattle-area entrepreneur Naveen Jain is a big fan of moonshots — in part because one of his ventures, Moon Express, is gearing up to do honest-to-goodness moonshots. Jain also backs a “moonshot factory” called BlueDot. So it only makes sense … Continue reading

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Moon Express brings in $12.5M to boost lunar plans

Moon Express, which aims to start missions to the moon within the next couple of years, says it has raised $2.5 million in bridge financing and has begun a $20 million Series B financing round, anchored by a $10 million … Continue reading

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Moon Express unveils its lunar roadmap

Moon Express has laid out the plan it intends to follow to send probes to the surface of the moon and start bringing lunar samples back to Earth by 2020. The plan calls for completing work on Moon Express’ MX-1E lander … Continue reading

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Moon Express’ moonshot is ‘go with funding’

An executive at Moon Express has been widely quoted as saying his company has reached its funding goal for this year’s planned commercial mission to the lunar surface, thanks to $20 million in new investment. “We now have all the resources … Continue reading

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NASA puts out call for lunar experiments

NASA wants suggestions for experiments that can be sent to the moon on commercial spacecraft – and Moon Express, one of the companies building those spacecraft, wants to kick in up to $500,000 per experiment. The experiments would be aimed at filling … Continue reading

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Moon Express wins U.S. green light for moonshot

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Moon Express says it has received preliminary clearance for the robotic lander that it plans to send to the moon next year, after a voluntary payload review involving the Federal Aviation Administration and other federal agencies. The clearance … Continue reading

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Stage set for private missions to moon, Mars

After months of discussion, federal agencies are closing in on a process to approve commercial missions to other celestial bodies – including the moon, Mars and asteroids. The groundwork for the process was laid in April, when the White House Office of … Continue reading

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