You may have heard about the success of Apollo spacecraft. Numerous government-funded missions to the moon have been completed by USA, China, and the Soviet Union. However, in 2017, Moon Express will become the first ‘private’ company to begin its Lunar voyage.
The Florida-based firm, Moon Express has raised $20 million in financing to send a robotic spacecraft to the surface of the moon, marking an international milestone in space exploration. Until now, no private mission has traveled beyond Earth’s orbit.