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Secretive Company Says It Could Be ‘Mining’ the Moon by 2020

For years, private space company Moon Express has touted its grand ambitions of one day mining the moon for delicious resources that do not include cheese. After years of secrecy, today, the company stepped out of the shadows talk about just how it plans to achieve its lofty goals—apparently, it’s aiming to set up a lunar outpost on the Moon as early as 2020. That sounds like a tight timeline, because it is. Read More >>

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The First Private Company Just Received Permission to Travel Beyond Earth’s Orbit

In a world first, a US-based company has been granted permission to travel beyond Earth’s orbit into deep space. Moon Express, founded in 2010 by billionaire tech entrepreneur Naveen Jain, just received clearance from aviation authorities to send a robotic probe to the moon’s surface to scout it for valuable resources. Read More >>

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Moon Lander Launch Plans From a Private Company

Recent mover and shaker Moon Express wants to send a robotic spacecraft to the moon in 2015. CEO Bob Richards says that the MX-1 will use scientific instruments and sensors to study resources that are limited on Earth but "available in infinite quantities in space." Read More >>

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A Private Venture Wants to Build a Telescope on the Moon

There might not be a man on the Moon right now — but there may soon be a gazing eye. A new private venture aims to build a long-range telescope on our planet's little satellite, and it could happen as soon 2016. Read More >>