Lunar Mission One, a British-lead venture, has begun a crowdfunding campaign to send a drill-equipped robotic lander to mine the moon’s south pole. The phase will raise $950,000 if everything goes according to plan, financing Lunar Mission One’s planning and management activities during the initial phase of what will be 10 years of preparation to build up toward launch in 2024. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“The centerpiece of the fundraising effort is an array of time capsules that Lunar Mission One expects to have its probe bury on the moon. The capsules would contain ‘digital memory boxes’ that serve as extraterrestrial archives for the project’s backers,” reports NBC News. Kickstarter page.