Private Moon Mission Gets Go-Ahead From U.S. Government

August 3, 2016 7:00 PM

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Private Moon Mission Gets Go-Ahead From U.S. Government

A small startup is to become the first private company to receive permission from the U.S. government to land a craft on the moon.

California-based Moon Express intends to send a lunar lander to the surface of the moon before 2018 as part of the Google Lunar X Prize.

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