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Moon mining company to bring 'precious resources' back to Earth after funding secured

A company hoping to extract the Moon’s natural resources has just completed a $20 million financing round.<p>Moon Express, which is based in Silicon …

Private Lunar Landers Are Coming, and They’re Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before

The five final contenders for the $30 million Google Lunar XPrize push the boundaries of interplanetary exploration.<p>The race to become the first private entity to land a robot on the Moon is heating up, as five teams close in on the Google Lunar XPrize. The final heat of candidates were winnowed …

One of These Five Finalists Could Make It to the Moon in 2017

It’s a mere 239,000 miles or so to the moon. But for the private citizens who must content themselves with looking up at its silvery face instead of …

The new space race: Private moon launches by Dec. 31

A new race to space is on this year — a private-sector one, among the five finalists in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition.<p>To stay in the race, each …

Billionaire closer to mining the moon for trillions of dollars in riches

Moon Express, the first private company in history to receive government permission to travel beyond Earth's orbit, announced Tuesday that it raised …

Today Humans Began A Journey To The Stars

According to a press release from the American Geophysical Union, the Voyager 1 space probe has passed beyond the heliosphere of our solar system. The discovery is being published as a scientific paper, but curiously NASA seems reluctant to agree with its conclusions.<p>The heliosphere is the bubble …

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Mars One Has Officially Raised “Millions” To Build The Red Planet’s First Human Settlement

Mars One, the private not-for-profit that’s planning to build the red planet’s first human settlement in 2023, has secured several million dollars in funding for its mission.<p>Though a few million dollars might pale in comparison to the estimated $6 billion Mars One anticipates this mission will …

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