With the call to action "a new lunar mission for everyone" the Kickstarter campaign secured the funds to begin the journey of mankind's first international exploration of space
The first Kickstarter campaign raised over six hundred and seventy thousand pounds sterling in twenty eight days to lay the foundation for a ten year endeavour into the vacuum of space.
The UK led project is funded by the public and fired by an insatiable thirst for knowledge about our world and nearest neighbour.
"Lunar Mission One is bringing space exploration to us all. It is a truly exciting scientific endeavour – one that will give us new insights into the ancient history of the Moon, and understand better its relationship with our own planet. For children, young people and adults alike, there are few things more capable of inspiring wonder than the mysteries of space.Stephen Hawking
Lunar Mission One has the potential to rekindle our wonder about our closest neighbour, the Moon, which still holds so many secrets. This Mission dares to remind us that some of the most interesting questions yet to be answered about space, can actually be answered this close to home. And it makes us wonder about our own place in time, as part of the history and future of the Universe."