In late December 2024, Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technology Inc. intends to launch a physical copy of the well-known meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE) to the moon. The Dogecoin community funds the project as part of an initiative that was started in 2015.
On November 16, Dogecoin tweeted that the coin would be delivered on board United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur rocket in a DHL Moonbox.
Furthermore, the launch from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida is set for December 23, 2024. After the news, DOGE’s price increased 8.7% to $0.079, according to CoinGecko.
The first physical bitcoin will be sent to the moon this summer, along with a metal plate engraving the Genesis Block data, according to a cooperation announced earlier this year by cryptocurrency trading firm BitMEX, Astrobotic, and Bitcoin Magazine. On the other hand, no proof has surfaced regarding the success of that previous expedition. For the meme cryptocurrency community, the launch of the new DOGE lunar mission is a momentous milestone.