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Nov 01, 2016, 12:00 ET Moon Express Announces $1.5M In Funding For NASA Payloads To The Moon Under Lunar Scout Program

Moon Express has announced a new program that will provide $1.5M in private funding for NASA-selected payloads to fly to the Moon. The announcement...


Aug 03, 2016, 13:44 ET US Government Approves Plan For Moon Express To Become First Private Company To Venture Beyond Earth's Orbit

 The U.S. Government has made a historic ruling to allow the first private enterprise, Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx), permission to travel...


Jul 12, 2016, 12:00 ET Moon Express Announces New Home at Historic Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complexes 17 & 18

 Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Air Force 45th Wing to license the historic Space...


Apr 08, 2016, 11:57 ET Moon Express Becomes First Private Company in History to Initiate a Commercial Lunar Mission Approval Process with the U.S. Government

 Today, Moon Express made history as the first private space company to request the U.S government to conduct a payload review of its...


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...


Feb 06, 2015, 02:41 ET 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 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 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...


Dec 05, 2013, 20:00 ET 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 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 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, 20:02 ET 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...


Feb 14, 2013, 17:59 ET 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 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 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...


Jul 12, 2012, 19:52 ET Moon Express Hires Dr. James Crawford as Chief Technology Officer and Software Architect

 Moon Express, Inc., a provider of commercial and scientific missions to the Moon, announced today that Dr. James (Jimi) Crawford has joined...


Apr 24, 2012, 03:00 ET Renowned scientists join tech visionaries at Moon Express to mine the Moon for planetary resources

Moon Express, a Google Lunar X PRIZE contender, announced today that some of the world's leading planetary scientists have joined its Science...


Mar 05, 2012, 17:59 ET NASA Awards Moon Express New Task in $10M Commercial Lunar Data Contract

 Moon Express, a Google Lunar X PRIZE contender, announced today that it has won an additional task order from NASA under its Innovative Lunar...


Nov 29, 2011, 13:00 ET Moon Express Designs and Engineers Lunar Mission With Autodesk Software

 Moon Express, a Google Lunar X PRIZE contender, announced today that it has selected Autodesk design software to develop commercial lander...


Jul 23, 2011, 01:06 ET Moon Express Launches Public Education and Outreach Campaign "The Moon is Me"

Moon Express, a Google Lunar X PRIZE contender, announced today that it has launched a public education and outreach campaign called "The Moon is...