Dogecoin Community to Send Meme Crypto to the Moon in 2024

Pittsburgh-based space company Astrobotic Technology Inc. has planned  to send a physical version of popular meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE) to the Moon in late December 2024. The mission is funded by the Dogecoin community as part of an initiative that began in 2015.

According to the Dogecoin tweet on Nov. 16, the coin will be sent in a DHL Moonbox aboard United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur Rocket.

🚀Dogecoin On The Moon Update🌕Exciting news for the Dogecoin community!🌑Astrobotic plans to send a physical Dogecoin to the moon in the DHL Moonbox via ULA’s Vulcan Centaur Rocket on 12/23/2023. Funded by our community in 2015, this mission embodies collective effort!

— Dogecoin (@dogecoin) November 16, 2023

Additionally, the launch is scheduled for December 23, 2024 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. According to CoinGecko, the price of DOGE rallied 8.7% to reach $0.079 after the announcement. 

Earlier this year, Crypto trading platform, BitMEX announced partnership with Astrobotic and Bitcoin Magazine to send the first physical bitcoin to the Moon over the summer, along with a metal plate etching the Genesis Block data. However, no confirmation has emerged on whether that earlier mission was successful. The new DOGE moon mission marks an exciting milestone for the meme cryptocurrency community.

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2023-11-16 17:40