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LUNAR MISSION ONE: A new lunar mission for everyone.

A project in London, UK by Lunar Missions Ltd

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Lunar Mission One is the most inspirational lunar project since the Apollo landings and your chance to reserve your place in space.
Backers: 7297
Average Pledge Per Backer: £92

Funded: £672,447 of £600,000
Dates: Nov 18th -> Dec 17th (29 days)
Project By: Lunar Missions Ltd
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Latest News

Lunar Mission One smashes Kickstarter funding goal

December 18th - via:
What would you put in your lunar time capsule? Lunar Mission One, “the most inspirational mission to the Moon since the Apollo landings, and your chance to reserve your place in space”, has blown away its Kickstarter funding target. The goal of raising £600,000 – almost a million U.S. dollars – was achieved with just over a day left to run on the campaign. The mission’s tagline is “Don’t just follow space exploration – be a part of it!” (Read More)


December 17th - via:
Dear Luminauts We are so grateful to you for being a Founder Backer of Lunar Mission One. Your support has been essential to helping us reach our target on Kickstarter and we know that you will want your pledge for Lunar Mission One to proceed... (Read More)

Fully Funded!

December 16th - via:
Hi everyone, We finally reached 100% funded at 11.37 GMT today. We'd like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you. The support we have received from you all has been sensational and has really pushed us on through this campaign. We look forward to... (Read More)

Lunar Mission One Hits First Kickstarter Goal for Moon Shot

December 16th - via:
Lunar Mission One's crowdfunding campaign has met its initial £600,000 ($945,000) target for a privately funded robotic mission to the moon, which means it has 0.1 percent of the money it says it will eventually need. The British-led effort plans to use the funds to deliver on its commitments to Kickstarter backers, including mission patches and T-shirts — and begin the process of planning the mission, which aims to deliver digital "memory boxes" to the moon and sample ice deposits beneath the lunar surface. (Read More)

UK successfully crowdfunds lunar mission

December 16th - via:
Lunar Mission One, the independent British project to reach the Moon's South Pole, has today hit its £600,000 Kickstarter target (Read More)

90 per cent funded!

December 11th - via:
Hey everyone! 3 days left and we've reached 90 per cent! Over 6000 backers have contributed to the project so far - from over 60 countries worldwide. We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who has pledged, however much.  We're so excited to... (Read More)

Projects We Love

December 10th - via:
As many of you know, this is the Lunar Mission One team’s first foray into Kickstarter. We are learning a huge amount and have really enjoyed getting to know some of the other Creators on the site and their amazing projects. We've been overwhelmed... (Read More)

Contacting schools on behalf of LM1...

December 10th - via:
Hi everyone, We've had some questions from backers asking how they can get in touch with schools to promote the Schools Offer. Below we have written a standard letter that could be sent out to schools you have connections with, to promote the Schools... (Read More)

Stretch targets graphic updated, and merchandise uploaded!

December 8th - via:
Dear all, You will have seen that we posted our stretch targets yesterday evening – thank you for all of your comments on this and for your thoughtful and constructive suggestions for how we can make them even better and more inspiring. We want you... (Read More)

Stretch Targets!

December 8th - via:
So, as promised, we have released our stretch targets. As backers, you guys are the first to see them. We will be putting them up in a beautiful graphic tomorrow. To add to this, we will also be putting out the merchandise designs! …So what comes... (Read More)

Lunar Freebies!

December 8th - via:
Everyone who has pledged support for Lunar Mission One deserves a great big THANK YOU! So we’ve put together a few ‘bits and bobs’ for you to download and keep – these will be available to download tomorrow afternoon: We know lots of you have... (Read More)

Three quarters of the way there - stretch targets to be released tomorrow

December 7th - via:
Hello everyone, We've reached 75% and are on to the home straight. Thank you all for your continued support. We can really look to kick on now and smash our target. We're not there yet but can feel hugely optimistic that Lunar Mission One will become... (Read More)

Share The Moon

December 5th - via:
Hello backers! Tomorrow night there will be a full Moon. It's the only one to occur during our Kickstarter campaign and we want every one of you across the world to get involved. Lunar Mission One wants you to help us follow the pathway of the Moon... (Read More)

Company/Organisation Offer!

December 5th - via:
Hey everyone - Due to popular demand we are now offering a company/organisation pledge level! The offer obviously has some great rewards for the company itself, but it also gives the company the chance to give back to their community by donating a... (Read More)

75% is fingertips away - soon to publish new rewards for both current AND new backers!

December 5th - via:
Hi all, We're so close to 75% funded. As we said yesterday, once we get to that figure (£450,000) we will be releasing our stretch targets, which will include new and exciting opportunities for backers (current and new)! As always, please do share... (Read More)

Nearly 75% funded!

December 3rd - via:
Hi all, We're at a pivotal point in our campaign now - nearly 75% funded. Once we get to that figure (£450,000) we will be releasing our stretch targets, which will include new and exciting opportunities for backers! So please do share the project... (Read More)

Support from across the world!

December 3rd - via:
Hi all, Thank you for your continued support of Lunar Mission One. We've taken a look at some stats from Kickstarter and found out that we have received pledges from over 60 different countries! There's a new graphic up on our Kickstarter home page... (Read More)

LM1 Science Paper

December 2nd - via:
Hello everyone, For all those scientists among you - our expert science team have put together a paper explaining the scientific rationale of Lunar Mission One. You can download the PDF here: ... (Read More)

Lunar Stories Published

November 28th - via:
Hey everyone! Thanks for your continued support. We have published your Lunar Stories on our website - - do check them out. Lunar Stories is a collection of written submissions from people who... (Read More)

Schools Offer!

November 27th - via:
Hello all! Due to popular demand, we have added a Schools Pledge level. By pledging, schools will receive: Online community access to project photos, videos and updates Subscription to exclusive regular Lunar Mission One newsletter including project... (Read More)

Couples and Family pledge levels

November 25th - via:
Hello there, Good news! Due to popular demand we now have some COUPLES and FAMILY pledge levels! There are now couples and family pledge levels for: Supporter 15 Club Member 30 Club Member 60 Club Member 120 It's an easy system - each pledge is... (Read More)

Lunar Stories

November 24th - via:
Hi everyone, We've been getting some amazing stories through from backers explaining why they are pledging, and what it is about Lunar Mission One that gets them really excited. To celebrate all the great reasons people are backing LM1, we're putting... (Read More)

Email signatures

November 22nd - via:
Hi everyone, We officially have some email signatures ready for download!  The idea came from some of our backers. Feel free to use them and show your support for Lunar Mission... (Read More)

Stephen Hawking backs Lunar Mission One!

November 20th - via:
Hey guys! This just through from Prof. Stephen Hawking on his Facebook page! "Lunar Mission One is bringing space exploration to us all. It is a truly exciting scientific endeavour – one that will give us new... (Read More)

Can I pledge more than once?

November 20th - via:
Hey Everyone, Kickstarter advise says that backers can only pledge to each project once. However, if you were wanting to pledge more than once (as a gift for example) you can work around this by simply creating an additional Kickstarter account. We... (Read More)

What do I get for £60?

November 19th - via:
Hi everyone, We are simply blown away by the amount of interest in Lunar Mission One! Thank you so much! A lot of people have had questions about whether or not their pledge level will entitle them to make a deposit of a strand of hair. Essentially,... (Read More)

New pledge rewards

November 19th - via:
Hi Everyone, We’ve been getting some fantastic suggestions for new pledge rewards. We’re going to put our heads together and look into the possibility of making them available for all you wonderful people (and, of course, the wonderful people yet... (Read More)

Contact Hours

November 19th - via:
Hi Everyone, We’re approaching the end of our first 24 hours on Kickstarter and we’ve already achieved nearly a third of our target. We are so incredibly grateful to you all for your support. We are working as fast as we can to reply to all of... (Read More)

Confirmation of Rewards at £3000

November 19th - via:
Hi all, We’re so excited about all the interest in LM1 so far – thank you all for your support! To clarify, if you pledge £3,000 you will receive all the rewards allocated at £1,200 (not £600 as the text implies - sorry for that!) plus: - your... (Read More)

Pledge as a Gift!

November 19th - via:
Hi everyone, Thank you all so much for your support so far - it's been overwhelming! When the Kickstarter page closes and we have reached our target we will be sending out a brief questionnaire asking, amongst other things, who the pledge is for and... (Read More)

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