This group of 30 convinced Barack Obama to give them lunar mining rights
First they won the 1 million dollar
Moon Express, one of the leading private player in the space industry is making it big. In November 2015, US President
“The biggest thing is to be able to make an autonomous lunar lander. It is a group of 30 people who did not take no for an answer. But we built a company which spreads a bigger message to the world, to achieve everybody’s moonshot and that moonshot can be as small as fighting against dowry,” said Naveen.
It will take 10 years before they are able to take humans to space and the moon. But the good news is it might cost less than USD 1 million dollars, as technology makes materials cheaper and cheaper.
“NASA has even tested successfully a 3D printed rocket engine and it worked. This changes the game. Now we can make a titanium rocket with carbon fibre that can take you to the lower orbit for 3 to 4 million dollars,” said Jain.