The highly anticipated event is scheduled to take place in late December, just two days before Christmas. However, Dogecoin (DOGE) will not be the only cryptocurrency making its way to the moon this year. In 2015, the Dogecoin community initiated a fundraising campaign with the goal of sending DOGE to Earth’s natural satellite. Now, they have partnered with Astrobotic to turn this dream into a reality.
Astrobotic, a space company owned by its employees, specializes in the development of various supplementary elements for spacecraft. These include advanced navigation, operation, power, testing, and computing systems. They are responsible for delivering cargo to the moon on behalf of governments, corporations, and individuals who can afford it.
Established in 2007, Astrobotic is headquartered in Mojave, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company has successfully completed two moon missions with successful landings. Their mission is to make space accessible to humanity.
In this particular mission, Astrobotic will be carrying NASA’s payloads, as well as other items. One notable addition is the DHL Moonbox, which will store various payloads from around the world on the moon for centuries to come. These items range from photographs and novels to student work and even a piece of Mount Everest.
Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, recently announced that his company is preparing for a mission to launch a satellite into lunar orbit. Interestingly, this mission, known as the DOGE-1 Lunar Mission, was paid for in Dogecoin by Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC). While the exact launch date is yet to be determined, it is expected to occur sometime this year. However, the mission has faced multiple delays for various reasons.
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