SpaceX will work with Geometric Energy Corporation to launch a cubesat around the Moon in 2022. And surprisingly, the mission will be fully funded by Dogecoin, the now famous cryptocurrency emblazoned with the head of a dog.
Dogecoin is an open source peer-to-peer digital currency emblazoned with the head of a dog that became a famous meme a few years ago. Established initially as a fun and friendly alternative to the overly serious world of cryptocurrency, the currency quickly began to develop a community around the world. And one of his fervent “admirers” is none other than Elon Musk who, at the rate of his statements, does not cease to upset on the price of the cryptocurrency.
The doge on the moon
That being said, Musk had recently tweeted the idea of sending the Doge to the moon, “literally”. This statement, made on April 1, however, suggested that it was just a joke. Some also pointed out a simple reference to an expression well known to investors, “to the moon”, in other words “to the summits”. In fact, it was quite serious.
The boss of SpaceX has just announced the launch of a mission entirely funded by DogeCoin by the company Geometric Energy Corporation.
Dubbed Doge-1, this mission will aim to release a 40-kilogram cubesat into orbit around the moon. Once there, the mini-satellite will collect information on the lunar surface using sensors and on-board cameras. It will be launched in 2022 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.
“This mission will demonstrate the application of cryptocurrency beyond Earth’s orbit and lay the foundation for interplanetary commerce,” Tom Ochinero, SpaceX vice president of commercial sales, said in a press release. “We are delighted to launch DOGE-1 on the Moon!”
Geometric Energy Corporation confirmed the plans for this mission this Sunday, May 9. However, the company has not disclosed its financial worth.
SpaceX launching satellite Doge-1 to the moon next year
– Mission paid for in Doge
– 1st crypto in space
– 1st meme in space
To the mooooonnn!!https://t.co/xXfjGZVeUW
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2021
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