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  1. Space flight

    First Private Moon Landing Gets Approval

    Fly me to the moon … for a fee. Moon Express is the first private company to get approval to land on Earth’s favorite satellite. It’ll be the first U.S. moon mission since 1972 and deliver scientific equipment as well as DNA samples and ashes — for a $12,500 fee — of those who want everyone looking up at their final resting place. Though Moon Express hasn’t been approved to do anything but land, some see this as the beginning of a new gold rush in private lunar tourism or mining lunar minerals.

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