Moon Mission Planned for 2015

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Commercial company Moon Express is planing the first U.S. “soft” landing mission to the moon in 40 years.

    A commercial company Moon Express is planning a 2015 “soft” landing on the lunar surface.  The company unveiled its MX-1 spacecraft at the Autodesk University show in Las Vegas this week.  It will mark the first lunar “soft” landing since the Apollo program.  But it won’t be carrying astronauts.The odd looking capsule can deliver cargo of up to 130 lbs to the moon and will return some of the coveted lunar dirt back to Earth.  Moon Express has more in mind than just the name of doing a landing.  The company plans to mine the moon for its precious platinum, titanium, and other rare elements.