Closely pumped by Elon Musk’s tweets, Dogecoin could be the first cryptocurrency to actually attain the moon following an aborted launch of a SpaceX ship.
The aerospace firm tried to launch its Starship SN10 automobile at present from SpaceX’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The ultimate model of the spacecraft will reportedly be able to reaching the moon after refueling in Earth orbit, however the SN10 was supposed to remain inside the ambiance at present for a high-altitude take a look at.
Though the Starship’s Raptor engines briefly ignited at roughly 8:15 PM UTC, the spacecraft failed to depart the floor after SpaceX aborted the launch. A profitable launch would imply one other step for the Starship to finally be used for hauling cargo and finally folks to the lunar floor.
Although maybe jokingly, Musk has repeatedly implied on Twitter that Dogecoin (DOGE) would be the first cryptocurrency — or any forex, except astronauts plan to take money with them — to observe in Neil Armstrong’s footsteps. The SpaceX CEO might have single-handedly been accountable for numerous value surges for the token, which has risen greater than 60% within the final 30 days to achieve $0.0508 at time of publication.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 24, 2021
So far, solely twelve folks have walked on the moon — all NASA astronauts within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies — however none of them reportedly carried any type of forex with them. Apollo 11’s Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left behind a silicon disc containing messages from world leaders, whereas Alan Shepard of Apollo 14 hit a pair golf balls close to the Fra Mauro crater.
Along with being thought-about for NASA’a Artemis program, which goals to ship folks to the moon by 2024, Starship is being promoted as a passenger spacecraft for these rich sufficient to pay for SpaceX’s journey charges. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has already bought 9 seats on the automobile for a 2023 launch, providing to offer away eight of them to potential “crew members.”
On the time of publication, SpaceX has not dominated out making one final try to launch the Starship SN10 at present.