Heavily pumped by Elon Musk’s tweets, Dogecoin may be the first cryptocurrency to literally reach the moon following an aborted launch of a SpaceX ship.
The aerospace company attempted to launch its Starship SN10 vehicle today from SpaceX’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The final version of the spacecraft will reportedly be capable of reaching the moon after refueling in Earth orbit, but the SN10 was supposed to stay within the atmosphere today for a high-altitude test.
Although the Starship’s Raptor engines briefly ignited at approximately 8:15 PM UTC, the spacecraft failed to leave the surface after SpaceX aborted the launch. A successful launch would mean another step for the Starship to eventually be used for hauling cargo and eventually people to the lunar surface.