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More Cryptonauts to be Announced

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
June 10, 2022
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MoonDAO is set to announce the winners of trips to space on Saturday. The company is running a contest in which winners mint a non-fungible token (NFT) that essentially serves as a ticket in a lottery. MoonDAO said it has purchased several tickets from Blue Origin for a suborbital flight aboard New Shepard.

MoonDAO is not alone in running contests for space trips using cryptocurrency. A 28-year old civil production engineer from Brazil named Victor Correa Hespanha claimed the title of the world’s first cryptonaut when he flew to space aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle last Saturday. To reach space, Hespanha bought a non-fungible token (NFT) for a contest run by the Crypto Space Agency.

The Space Coin Project has launched a similar project to launch cryptonauts into space. You can read more about these efforts here.

One Small Step for a Man, One Giant Leap for Cryptokind.

2 responses to “More Cryptonauts to be Announced”

  1. Stanistani says:

    Anyone verified with Blue Origin that they actually purchased tickets? I mean most NFT promises end up to be non-existent.

  2. duheagle says:

    Never let it be said that no one makes any money from crypto. Jeff Bezos seems to be doing fine.

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