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Nov 25, 2015, 23:26 ET

President Obama Signs Law Allowing Moon Express Lunar Mining Rights

 Today, history was made when President Obama signed legislation into law recognizing and promoting the rights of Moon Express to explore,...

Nov 16, 2015, 19:59 ET

Moon Express Commends the House for Historic Vote Supporting Private Sector Space Resource Exploration and Utilization on the Moon

 Today, history was made when the U.S. House of Representatives passed landmark legislation recognizing and promoting the rights of United...

Nov 11, 2015, 16:45 ET

Moon Express Applauds the Senate for Supporting Private Sector Space Resource Exploration and Utilization

 Last night, the Senate passed landmark legislation on a unified vision for the growth of the commercial space industry.  Title IV of the...

Oct 01, 2015, 14:00 ET

Moon Express signs historic launch agreement for private missions to the Moon

 Moon Express, Inc. is one step closer to becoming the first private company to land a spacecraft on the Moon. The company today announced it...

May 15, 2015, 11:04 ET
Moon Express MX-1 spacecraft orbits the Moon in preparation for landing. MX-1 will deliver the "MoonLIGHT" payloads to the lunar surface to help solve the mysteries of Einstein's General Relativity, investigate lunar geophysics, and develop precision navigation "lighthouses" for future missions.

Moon Express Announces First International Multi-Mission Payload Agreement with The INFN National Laboratories of Frascati and the University of Maryland

 Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx) has announced a multi-mission payload agreement with The National Laboratories of Frascati (INFN-LNF) and the...

Feb 06, 2015, 02:41 ET
Moon Express "MTV-1X" during a tethered flight test at NASA KSC in December 2014. The rocket system is fueled by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) so its exhaust is invisible super heated steam. (Image: Moon Express)

Moon Express Continues Lander Flight Tests Under NASA Lunar CATALYST Program

 Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx) has announced that it will continue flight tests at Kennedy Space Center using the newest version of its lunar...

Jan 27, 2015, 09:00 ET
Moon Express "MTV-1X" during a tethered flight test at NASA KSC. The rocket system is fueled by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) so its exhaust is invisible super heated steam.

Moon Express Makes History as First Company to Demonstrate a Commercial Lunar Lander

 Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx) has been awarded $1M by Google Lunar XPRIZE for its recent lander test flights, taking home the only Lander System...

Jan 22, 2015, 13:19 ET
Space Launch Complex 36 at Cape Canaveral in Florida launched the first U.S. government exploration missions to the Moon, and will now be the home of Moon Express lunar lander development and test operations.

Moon Express Signs Agreement for Historic Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 36

 Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx) announced with Space Florida today that it has signed an agreement to begin using the historic Space Launch...

Mar 18, 2014, 12:18 ET
Dr. Andrew Aldrin, President, Moon Express, Inc.  (PRNewsFoto/Moon Express)

Moon Express Names Andy Aldrin as President

 Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx) has named Dr. Andrew Aldrin as President, bringing his 20+ years of business leadership and policy experience in...

Dec 05, 2013, 20:00 ET
The Moon Express "MX-1" robotic lunar lander spacecraft uses innovative exponential technologies and green fuels to reach the surface of the Moon from Earth orbit. (PRNewsFoto/Moon Express, Inc.)

Moon Express Unveils Breakthrough "MX-1" Commercial Lunar Lander

 Moon Express, Inc., a privately funded lunar resources company, unveiled its "MX-1" lunar lander spacecraft today as a breakthrough robotic...

Dec 03, 2013, 21:29 ET

Update: Moon Express Enables ILOA Citizen Science Collaboration on the Moon

The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), a 501(c)3 organization based in Hawaii and led by American businessman and educator Steve...

Nov 26, 2013, 15:08 ET
NASA's "Mighty Eagle" prototype lunar lander, flying with Moon Express GNC software in closed loop free flight test at the Marshall Space Flight Center.  (PRNewsFoto/Moon Express, Inc.)

Moon Express Software Successfully Flies NASA "Mighty Eagle" Robotic Lunar Lander

Moon Express, a commercial lunar enterprise, announces a successful free flight test of its lunar lander software on NASA's "Mighty...

Sep 21, 2013, 13:46 ET
NASA's "Mighty Eagle" prototype lunar lander, flying with Moon Express GNC software in open loop test.  (PRNewsFoto/Moon Express, Inc.)

NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center Collaborates With Moon Express For Commercial Robotic Lunar Lander Development

 NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center (MSFC) is collaborating with Moon Express, Inc. to test the company's flight software on NASA's "Mighty...

Sep 05, 2013, 12:44 ET

Moon Express Announces Dr. Paul Spudis as Chief Scientist and Dr. Jack Burns as Science Advisory Board Chair

 Moon Express, Inc., a lunar resources company, announced today that leading planetary scientists Dr. Paul Spudis and Dr. Jack...

Jul 18, 2013, 20:12 ET
The International Lunar Observatory will be delivered by Moon Express to a Malapert Mountain site near the Moon's South Pole for Galaxy / astronomy observation and communication.  (PRNewsFoto/International Lunar Observatory Association and Moon Express, Inc.)

World's First Mission to the Moon's South Pole Announced by Moon Express, Inc. and the International Lunar Observatory Association

 The world's first mission to the South Pole of the Moon was announced today by the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and...

Jul 18, 2013, 20:02 ET
Moon Express launches 'The Moon is Me' Public Awareness Campaign.  (PRNewsFoto/Moon Express, Inc.)

Moon Express Opens Propulsion Development Facility in Huntsville, Alabama

 Moon Express, Inc., a lunar resource company, has announced the opening of a Propulsion Development Facility in Huntsville, Alabama, that...

May 28, 2013, 13:45 ET
ILO-X flight engineering test unit, designed & built for International Lunar Observatory Association by Moon Express, Inc.  (PRNewsFoto/International Lunar Observatory Association and Moon Express, Inc.)

International Lunar Observatory Association and Moon Express Unveil Worlds' First Privately Sponsored Lunar Telescope to be Launched into Space and to the Moon in 2015

The International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA), based in Hawai`i and led by American businessman and educator Steve Durst, today unveiled...

Feb 14, 2013, 17:59 ET
Moon Express launches 'The Moon is Me' Public Awareness Campaign.  (PRNewsFoto/Moon Express, Inc.)

Rocket pioneer Tim Pickens joins Moon Express as Chief Propulsion Engineer and Establishes Huntsville Office

Moon Express, Inc., a provider of commercial and scientific missions to the Moon, announced today that award-winning rocket pioneer Tim Pickens...

Dec 20, 2012, 16:30 ET
Moon Express launches 'The Moon is Me' Public Awareness Campaign.  (PRNewsFoto/Moon Express, Inc.)

Moon Express acquires Rocket City Space Pioneers in Teaming Agreement with Dynetics for pursuit of the $30 Million Google Lunar X PRIZE

Moon Express, Inc., a provider of commercial and scientific missions to the Moon, announced today it has reached a Teaming Agreement with...

Aug 30, 2012, 08:00 ET
Moon Express launches 'The Moon is Me' Public Awareness Campaign.  (PRNewsFoto/Moon Express, Inc.)

Moon Express Hires Veteran Team From Space Industry To Pursue Commercial Lunar Missions

Moon Express, Inc., a provider of commercial and scientific missions to the Moon, has unveiled its senior technical team of veteran space industry...