Skip to comments.Japan firm signs with SpaceX for lunar missions
Posted on 09/26/2018 7:03:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Private lunar exploration company ispace said it would blast a lander and rovers towards the moon on a SpaceX rocket on two separate missions.
The spaceware will first orbit the moon in mid-2020, followed by a moon landing attempt set for mid-2021.
It comes a week after SpaceX confirmed Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first man to fly around the moon on a SpaceX rocket as early as 2023.
"We share the vision with SpaceX of enabling humans to live in space, so we're very glad they will join us in this first step of our journey," ispace CEO Takeshi Hakamada said in a statement.
Hakamada also told reporters the company chose SpaceX as it is "highly credible" and "capable".
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Hopefuly the rovers will have enough marijuana seeds spread, cultivated, and growing by the time the rest of the planetary stoners show up. They must be keeping tight lipped about how they’ve figured out how to make hydroponic plant grow in an environment that freezes to 160 at night and heats up to 75f during the (really good) days. Minor adjustment on the globull warming knob should take care or it just fine. I heard they have hopes of officially renaming it “the Red Eyed Planet”
THESE yahoos are just going to the moon??! We done did that !! So much for all the useless Mars data.
Hakamada also told reporters the company chose SpaceX as it is “highly credible” and “capable”.
And I’m sure, much more economical than the competition.
How long before governments start hiring SpaceX to provide transportation to start their own manned space programs?
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