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DOGE actually to the moon? Elon Musk teases lunar Starship take a look at

03/03/2021

Not one of the twelve individuals to ever attain the lunar floor have reportedly carried any forex with them.

Closely pumped by Elon Musk’s tweets, Dogecoin stands out as the first cryptocurrency to actually attain the moon following an aborted launch of a SpaceX ship.

The aerospace firm tried to launch its Starship SN10 automobile at present from SpaceX’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The ultimate model of the spacecraft will reportedly be able to reaching the moon after refueling in Earth orbit, however the SN10 was supposed to remain throughout the ambiance at present for a high-altitude take a look at.

Though the Starship’s Raptor engines briefly ignited at roughly 8:15 PM UTC, the spacecraft failed to go away the floor after SpaceX aborted the launch. A profitable launch would imply one other step for the Starship to finally be used for hauling cargo and finally individuals to the lunar floor.

Although maybe jokingly, Musk has repeatedly implied on Twitter that Dogecoin (DOGE) would be the first cryptocurrency — or any forex, until astronauts plan to take money with them — to observe in Neil Armstrong’s footsteps. The SpaceX CEO might have single-handedly been liable for a variety of worth surges for the token, which has risen greater than 60% within the final 30 days to achieve $0.0508 at time of publication.

To this point, solely twelve individuals have walked on the moon — all NASA astronauts within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies — however none of them reportedly carried any type of forex with them. Apollo 11’s Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left behind a silicon disc containing messages from world leaders, whereas Alan Shepard of Apollo 14 hit a pair golf balls close to the Fra Mauro crater. 

Along with being thought of for NASA’a Artemis program, which goals to ship individuals to the moon by 2024, Starship is being promoted as a passenger spacecraft for these rich sufficient to pay for SpaceX’s journey charges. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has already bought 9 seats on the automobile for a 2023 launch, providing to offer away eight of them to potential “crew members.”

On the time of publication, SpaceX has not dominated out making one final try to launch the Starship SN10 at present.