A physical dogecoin (DOGE) token could reach Earth’s moon in a space payload mission planned by Pittsburg-based firm Astrobotic, Dogecoin developers said in an X post Thursday.
“Astrobotic plans to send a physical Dogecoin to the moon in the DHL Moonbox via ULA's Vulcan Centaur Rocket on 12/23/2023,” Dogecoin developers said. “Funded by our community in 2015.”
Astrobotic’s Peregrine Mission One (PM1) is carrying 21 payloads (cargo) from governments, companies, universities, and NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative.
The same mission is also scheduled to carry a physical bitcoin token in an initiative planned by crypto exchange BitMEX, which was announced in May. It will also carry a copy of the Genesis Block, the first block of bitcoin (BTC) to be mined, commissioned by Bitcoin Magazine.
Dogecoin's previous tryst with the moon was a 2022 plan for a SpaceX mission funded entirely by DOGE tokens. Canadian company Geometric Energy Corp., which commissioned that mission, called it the first-ever commercial lunar payload in history paid entirely with DOGE at the time. However, the mission was postponed and is currently set for a January 2024 launch.
Meanwhile, DOGE prices have jumped 12% in the past 24 hours alongside a broader surge in crypto majors.
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