Private Company Is About To Land on the Moon This Year – And Mine It for Riches

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Have you ever think about a trip in which you can go out of this planet? If not, then think about it now. An American company MOON EXPRESS, which was granted permission last year that it can travel beyond the orbit of earth by the United States of America, has successfully raised investment up to $45m.

The purpose of this company is to organize this trip is to create “Multi-Planetary Society” so that people from our planet be able to visit other planets.


It aims to make this trip possible by the end of this year and confidences to attain the different materials like Helium 3 and Platinum grade to invest in the future trips as well. Naveen Jain, chairman and co-founder of Moon Express, is already very excited about this. Naveen said in an interview:

It is going to be this year and the first mission is going to be a robotics mission and we're going to be exploring the moon for the natural resources.  But our ultimate goal is to not only use the resources for the benefit of humanity – whether it’s fetching the helium 3 or whether it’s fetching the platinum-grade materials – but also to use the resources to live on the moon.   My hope is that our landing on the moon will simply be symbolic of what the entrepreneurs are capable of doing. So imagine, when we land on the moon, not only do we become the first company ever to do so, we become the fourth superpower.

A private company arranging all these is a unique thing, because in the past only the government-funded missions from Russia, China and America have been able to achieve this feat and made successful landings on moon.

Naveen Jain Furthur added:
That just goes on to show that the next set of superpowers are likely to be entrepreneurs – whether its Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos or Moon Express – that is going to go out and solve the world's biggest problems. My hope is that this will inspire every entrepreneur to find their own moon shot.

If Moon Express accomplishes to do what they have planned, it would be a revolutionary achievement for Entrepreneurs as they have now another field to work in, to invest in and by the Possibility of Moon Express could also win the Google Lunar XPrize Competition. This will ultimately be a great achievement for them as a private firm.


There are some others contenders as well who are involve in this mission like SpaceIL from Israel, Team Inus from India, Hakuto from Japan and an international team Synergy Moon.

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