Who wouldn’t want to fly to the Moon? If you thought that only astronauts and NASA people can do it, then the news that a private company has a license to fly to the Moon might take you by surprise. And this is not all, as Moon Express has much more in store for you.
Moon Express is a private company, founded by Indian-American Naveen Jain and Bob Richards, and they started their project six years ago, in 2010. Last week, Federal Aviation Administration granted permission to their company of sending missions and space crafts to the Moon. This makes Moon Express the first private company to achieve such a goal.
Moreover, they premiere yet another thing. Among their services, there is a particular one that might make you curious, to say the least: Moon Express intends to take people’s ashes to the moon. They offer this service in return of $3 million per kilogram, which can bring profits of $5 million to $ 8 million from a single person, depending on the weight of the remains.
The managers are excited about their idea, and they claim that there is already a considerable list of customers. Naveen Jain talks about the project with pride:
“The sky is not the limit for Moon Express, it is the launchpad. Space travel is our only path forward to ensure our survival and create a limitless future for our children.”
Among the plans of Moon Express is not only taking people’s ashes to the Earth’s natural satellite, but also bringing things back from there in here, such as useful materials:
“In the immediate future, we envision bringing precious resources, metals, and moon rocks back to earth,” Naveen Jain further added.
Bob Richards thinks of the Moon as the “eighth continent of the Earth”, and that his company made that happen, as he declares:
“We are now free to set sail as explorers to earth’s eighth continent, the Moon, seeking new knowledge and resources to expand the Earth’s economic sphere for the benefit of all humanity.”
The first flight of Moon Express has been scheduled for next year.
If you thought your life is over after you are gone, you might want to reconsider. If flying to the Moon is on your bucket list, you may achieve the goal with the help of Moon Express.
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