Astrobotic, a Pittsburgh-based aerospace company, announced plans in 2021 to collaborate with Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC) in sending a physical Dogecoin to the moon in 2024.
This is the first time a digital asset has been sent to the moon in a physical form, and would be the first to touch the lunar’s surface. The mission will be part of GEC’s DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon, which is their first commercial lunar payload paid entirely in Dogecoin.
The mission will be flown on board the Peregrine Lunar Lander, a lunar lander developed and built by Astrobotic. Astrobotic will leverage its expertise in space robotics, developing mission operations, and navigation solutions for the mission.
The physical Dogecoin that will be sent on the mission will serve as a symbol of appreciation for fanatics of the cryptocurrency and provide evidence of the success of the mission.
“This mission will demonstrate the application of cryptocurrency beyond Earth orbit and set the foundation for interplanetary commerce,” said Dr. Steve Albelda, President and Chief Operating Officer of Astrobotic Technology, Inc. “We’re excited to launch [Dogecoin] to the Moon!”