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The company that wants to mine the Moon has enough money for its first trip there

by Loren Grush, The Verge

Moon Express just got $20 million in funding

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. The company just raised $20 million in its most recent round of financing, and has raised over $45 million in total so far. That money will go toward launching Moon Express’s MX-1E lander, which will explore and take pictures of the Moon’s surface after launching on an experimental Electron rocket. Continue reading The company that wants to mine the Moon has enough money for its first trip there