Industries Aerospace, National Security, Space Travel Headquarters Regions East Coast, Southern US Founded Date Aug 1, 2010 Founders Barney Pell, Bob Richards, Naveen Jain Operating Status Active Last Funding Type Venture - Series Unknown Number of Employees 51-100 Also Known As MoonEx Legal Name Moon Express Inc. Moon Express co-founder Naveen Jain gives SPACE.com an update on the company's plans to build a lunar lander, and how he envisions the future for commercial robotic trips to the moon. History. His audacious vision and magnetic personality continually inspires others to follow what feels impossible. Wild as the idea may have seemed, the Jains knew to take Naveen seriously about the company he was forming, Moon Express. A man who knows no limits, Naveen pushes big dreams into action, spurring massive cultural and technological change. In this week’s column, Kehlan talks to Naveen Jain, chief executive of Moon Express. More than 30 teams signed up, including Moon Express, founded in 2010 by Mr. Jain, who made a fortune creating the website InfoSpace and then lost … Last week, Moon Express became the first private company in the world to be given permission to go to the moon. And, after the initial shock wore off, … The company was not able to make a launch attempt to reach the Moon by March 31, 2018, the deadline for the prize. In this week’s column, Kehlan talks to Naveen Jain, chief executive of Moon Express. Naveen Jain, who left India for the US in 1983, is co-founder and chairman of Moon Express, a California-based company, says the core plan is to explore the moon … Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. Moon Express, an American company founded in 2010 by Indian Entrepreneur, Naveen Jain with a vision to make it possible for space enthusiasts to travel to space and exploit the unexploited minerals of the moon. In August 2010, Robert D. Richards, Naveen Jain, and Barney Pell co-founded Moon Express, a Mountain View, California-based company that plans to offer commercial lunar robotic transportation and data services with a long-term goal of mining the Moon for resources, including elements that are rare on Earth, including niobium, yttrium and dysprosium. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, BlueDot, Viome, Intelius, TalentWise and InfoSpace. We have signed a contract with NASA for lunar cargo delivery, and NASA has selected Moon Express as a partner in developing lunar landers to put the U.S. back on the surface of the Moon. This was the first time in history that any government signatory to the Outer Space Treaty exercised its rights and obligations to formally authorize and supervise a commercial entity to fly a mission beyond Earth orbit. Naveen Jain on Why Curiosity Will Save the World | Impact Theory - Duration: 50 ... "Behind the Scenes" - Moon Express MX-1 Spacecraft Unveiling (Las Vegas 5Dec13) - Duration: 7:57. It had the goal of winning the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize, and of ultimately mining the Moon for natural resources of economic value. According to co-founder and chairman Naveen Jain, "Moon Express now has all the capital it needs to land its small robotic spacecraft on the surface of the moon in … Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world's biggest challenges through innovation. On July 20, 2016, Moon Express became the first company to receive U.S. government approval to send a robotic spacecraft beyond traditional Earth orbit and to the Moon. The Company is planning to offer Flights to Moon at 70Lakh₹ by 2026. Last week, Moon Express became the first private company in the world to be given permission to go to the moon.