Pittsburgh-based firm Astrobotic is set to launch a physical Dogecoin token to the moon as part of its Peregrine Mission One (PM1). The ambitious lunar cargo mission, scheduled for December 23, 2023, will utilize ULA’s Vulcan Centaur Rocket for the celestial journey.
Dogecoin’s lunar voyage
This lunar adventure is no ordinary accomplishment, as the Dogecoin community proudly announced their involvement in funding the endeavor back in 2015. Following this announcement currently, Dogecoin is up by 6.5% and currently trading near $0.079.
Astrobotic’s PM1, a mission that includes 21 diverse payloads from governments, companies, universities, and NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative, is poised to make history. Among the noteworthy payloads, Dogecoin will be housed in the DHL Moonbox, primed for its lunar adventure.
Bitcoin and Dogecoin embark on a cosmic hunt
But Dogecoin is not alone in this cosmic odyssey. In a parallel initiative, crypto exchange BitMEX is gearing up to send a physical Bitcoin token on the same mission, alongside a copy of the Genesis Block – the inaugural block of the pioneering cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
This lunar venture marks Dogecoin’s second lunar endeavor, with the initial plan for a SpaceX mission in 2022 funded entirely by DOGE tokens. The Canadian company behind that mission, Geometric Energy Corp., hailed it as the first-ever commercial lunar payload financed exclusively with Dogecoin.
Although the mission faced delays, it is now slated for a January 2024 liftoff. As the space race takes a crypto twist, the Astrobotic mission promises to etch Dogecoin’s presence on the moon, creating a unique milestone for the cryptocurrency community.
The countdown to December 23, 2023, is on, and crypto enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating this cosmic rendezvous that blends finance, technology, and the celestial frontier. However, the exact purpose of launching these tokens is yet to be revealed, and both the Dogecoin community and BitMEX are proudly making the announcement.