Can a Silicon Valley Startup Land on the Moon? - Government Technology

Moon Express got the OK to proceed with plans to send a small robotic lander to explore the moon's surface in the fall of 2017. by Marisa Kendall, The Mercury News / August 5, 2016. Moon Express. (TNS) — In what could be a giant leap for commercial ...

Naveen Jain's Moon Express to be first private firm to execute mission beyond earth's orbit - Times of India

CHENNAI: Naveen Jain, the Meerut, Uttar Pradesh-born entrepreneur whose Florida startup has just won the approval from the US government to land on the moon, believes there is a lot of work to be done on the moon. Moon Express, founded along with ...

Next stop, the Moon: private company 'Moon Express' gets greenlight for 2017 - Christian Science Monitor

The Florida-based company is the first to get government permission to fly beyond Earth's orbit. By Roya Sabri, Staff August 3, 2016. close. The Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage, with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. aboard in 1969.

The US is Going Back to the Moon; Moon Express Lunar Mission Approved - Nature World News

For the first time, a private spaceflight company was granted permission to launch a mission beyond the Earth's orbit and land on the the moon. (Photo : NASA/Newsmakers). In 1969 man made the "giant leap for mankind" when Neil Armstrong first stepped ...

Moon Express Scores US Approval For Private Lunar Mission in 2017 - Nature World News

Astronaut David Scott gives salute beside the U.S. flag July 30, 1971 on the moon during the Apollo 15 mission. (Photo : NASA/Liaison/Getty Images). A private company has been granted approval to land on the moon. Florida-based Moon Express ...

Private moonshot gets the green light from US authorities - The Register

The United States' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cleared private moon-shot aspirant Moon Express for a 2017 lift-off. Moon Express says the approval makes it the first private company to venture beyond Earth orbit. It's not entirely right ...

China's moon rover Yutu ends operations - The Space Reporter

A camera aboard the Chang'e 3 lander captured this view of the Yutu rover in December 2013. Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences/NAOC/Science and Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration. 126. SHARES. ShareTweetGoogleReddit.

Florida Company Gets One Bureaucratic Step Closer To Landing On The Moon - NPR

If you want to send something to the moon, the first thing you have to do is get through bureaucracy. Lots of it. That's what Moon Express Inc. is in the midst of right now. It intends to send a robot to the moon next fall. "It's called MX-1E, and it's ...

First Private Company Given Right to Land on Moon, Exploit Resources - Big Think (blog)

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. On December 19, 1972, Gene Cernan became the last man to walk on it. That was the day the Apollo 17 mission -- and all manned lunar missions -- ended, dwarfed by the advent of ...

China's Yutu rover dies on the moon - Spaceflight Now

A camera aboard the Chang'e 3 lander captured this view of the Yutu rover in December 2013. Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences/NAOC/Science and Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration. A Chinese rover sent to the moon in 2013 has ...

Moon Express to land first private vehicle on the lunar surface in 2017 - Mother Nature Network (blog)

A conceptual rendering of the Moon Express MX-1, which was recently given the green light by the FAA to become the first private spacecraft to land on the moon. (Photo: Moon Express). For the first time in the history of space exploration, a private ...

Moon Express Will Go Where No Private Company Has Gone Before - Condé Nast Traveler

For 47 years, space travel has been the exclusive playground of governments: Only agencies from the United States, the Soviet Union, and China have sent missions to the moon and beyond. Yet for the past few years, it's looked like that was all about to ...

US Gov Grants Permission for a Private Company to Land on the Moon - Salient News

If you think the Space Race ended in the Cold War era, think again. The competition to make it to the moon is alive and well and this time, it's profitable. Yesterday, Florida-based Moon Express announced that they had been given U.S. government ...

Private company Moon Express green-lit to launch first non-gov't lunar mission - UPI.com

"We chose to go to the moon because it's a great business," Moon Express co-founder Naveen Jain tweeted Wednesday. By Doug G. Ware | Aug. 3, 2016 at 6:18 PM. Comments 0 Comments. share with facebook. share with twitter. ESA astronaut Tim Peake ...

China's First and Only Moon Rover, Yutu, is Officially Dead - autoevolution

Remember the cute little lunar rover that was unveiled in front of a stock photo that depicted Europe being obliterated by a nuclear explosion? Well, in the three or so years since then, the rover became even cuter, especially after it spoke to its 600 ...

Moon Express given permission to fly beyond Earth - Manufacturer.com

A computer rendering of the MX-1 probe on the way to the Moon. Image courtesy of Moon Express. Moon Express has become the first private enterprise given permission to fly beyond geostationary orbit. The US-based private spaceflight company intends to ...

May I Go to the Moon, Please? - HowStuffWorks NOW

A company called Moon Express is one step closer to sending a privately funded mission to the moon. Moon Express is one of 16 teams still participating in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, the goal of which is to send and land a rover on the moon's ...

The first private spaceflight company is cleared for a moon landing - Astronomy Magazine

The U.S. government, for the first time ever, is allowing a private spaceflight company the ability to go to the Moon. A little-known company, Moon Express, announced that it received the “okay” to go to the Moon as confirmed by the Federal Aviation ...

Moon Express: First private company given permission to fly to the moon - The Independent

The first ever private mission to the moon is beginning – and it might be the beginning of our colonisation of space. The US government has given permission to a private Florida company to send a spaceship out of Earth's orbit and up to the moon.

China's Yutu Moon Rover Has Died - Seeker

Since its landing in December 2013, the Chang'e-3 rover has been exploring the lunar surface to prepare the nation for further exploration. By AFP. August 4, 2016. 11:53 AM EDT. Share on Facebook · Tweet this article · Email. China's troubled but ...