CEO of Tesla Motors and business tycoon Elon Musk certainly needs no introduction. A few weeks ago, NASA awarded Elon Musk’s SpaceX a lucrative contract to get astronauts to the moon by 2024. As reported earlier, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin had a problem with this.
It ultimately resulted in NASA suspending the SpaceX contract after further protests from Blue Origin. However, now it seems SpaceX has other plans. On Musk’s recent ‘SNL’ appearance, Musk said dogecoin was a hustle and due to that, prices for the cryptocurrency fell hard.
However, now it seems despite Musk clowning on dogecoin, SpaceX will be accepting payment in Dogecoin from a customer looking to send some technology to the moon. As stated by the SpaceX head, the company’s “DOGE-1” mission will be funded entirely by Dogecoin and will launch at the beginning of 2021.
Geometric Energy Corporation will be funding the project as it looks to obtain “lunar-spatial intelligence” from the surface of the Moon with technology SpaceX will send up on a rocket.
“Having officially transacted with DOGE for a deal of this magnitude, Geometric Energy Corporation and SpaceX have solidified DOGE as a unit of account for lunar business in the space sector.”
Many feel that the doge meme has been taken too far as it was made into a form of cryptocurrency. Of course, Musk doesn’t see it that way as he looks forward to launching ”Doge-1-” to the moon next year.