Recently, Dogecoin declared that it would be sending an actual DOGE token to the moon. For the same purpose, the cryptocurrency has partnered with Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic. On December 23, Astrobotic is conducting a cargo mission. Dogecoin’s most recent update states that the initiative will deliver an actual DOGE token to the moon. The announcement was posted on Dogecoin’s official X/Twitter account.
The tweet stated that ULA’s Vulcan Centaur rocket will be launched by Astrobotic to the DHL Moonbox. The project was funded by the Dogecoin community back in 2015, demonstrating their cooperative spirit.
Many traders became interested in DOGE after realising that the token was actually travelling to the moon. To find out more about the original memecoin, a lot of new users even searched for a Dogecoin prediction.
Regarding Astrobotic, the company’s PM1 (Peregrine Mission One) is scheduled to transport 21 payloads to the moon from businesses, governments, and academic institutions. Above all, NASA’s CLPS (Commerical Lunar Payload Services) programme will be carried on the payload.
Dogecoin is not far behind Bitcoin, since in the next years, a physical Bitcoin is also expected to travel to the moon. The idea was revealed back in May by the well-known cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX. In addition, a copy of the Genesis Block—which has the first Bitcoin block ever mined—will be included in the project.
Given that DOGE was initially supposed to exit Earth’s orbit in 2022, this is not the token’s first encounter with the moon. The mission was scheduled to be carried out by SpaceX and was commissioned by Geometric Energy Corporation. It was to have been the first-ever commercial lunar cargo mission.
The mission was delayed, though, and it is now scheduled to take place in January 2024. To be the first tangible cryptocurrency to reach the moon, DOGE, however, is not going to wait until January. Astrobotic is poised to make history by being the first cryptocurrency to reach the moon.