Program to Send Mementos to the Moon
First Service to Connect Individuals to Space
December 11, 2014
PITTSBURGH, PA – In time for the holiday and gift giving season, Astrobotic Technology Inc. announced the launch of MoonMail™, a program for the public to send mementos to the Moon on Astrobotic’s first commercial lunar mission. With the starting price at $460, this exciting new offering from Astrobotic is an opportunity to commemorate major life events – graduations, weddings, birthdays, a loved one’s memory – with a lasting symbol on the Moon.
Astrobotic’s innovative commercial approach to robotic space missions is opening access to the Moon for space agencies, universities, and companies. Today marks the beginning of a new kind of participant on the Moon – the individual.
“With MoonMail™, people from around the world can send a memento on Astrobotic’s lunar lander,” noted Astrobotic CEO John Thornton. “They’ll make history by participating in the first commercial Moon landing.”
Those interested in purchasing MoonMail™ can log onto http://www.MoonMail.co, the designated MoonMail™ website. Each MoonMail™ participant will receive a MoonMail™ Kit that will consist of prepaid postage to mail their item to Astrobotic, along with a map of the Moon Landing Site, a photo of the Moon Pod on the Moon, and a certificate of authenticity recognizing them as a Space Pioneer on the first commercial landing to the Moon. The collected mementos will be placed inside the Moon Pod that will be attached to Astrobotic’s lunar lander, which will remain on the Moon for future generations.
About Astrobotic: Astrobotic is a space logistics company that delivers payloads to the Moon for companies, governments, universities, non-profits and individuals. Our spacecraft accommodates multiple customers on a single flight, offering flexibility at an industry-defining low price. Astrobotic is a NASA contractor, and is also an official partner with NASA on the Lunar CATALYST program. With its partner, Carnegie Mellon University, Astrobotic is pursuing the Google Lunar XPRIZE and is scheduled to launch the first mission within the next two years. Astrobotic was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.