Cryptocurrency: Musk’s SpaceX to launch dogecoin moon mission

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses on the red carpet of the Axel Springer Award 2020 on December 01, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES
Elon Musk has said his rocket company SpaceX will now accept the meme-inspired cryptocurrency dogecoin as payment.

In a tweet he said the commercial space exploration firm will launch the “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” early next year.

It came as dogecoin continued to fall after the technology billionaire said on television that it was a “hustle”.

Last month, he tweeted that SpaceX was going to put a “literal Dogecoin on the literal moon”.

Chinese Rocket Debris Lands in Indian Ocean, Draws Criticism From NASA

Remnants of China’s biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit but drawing US criticism over lack of transparency.

The coordinates given by Chinese state media, citing the China Manned Space Engineering Office, put the point of impact in the ocean, west of the Maldives archipelago.

Debris from the Long March 5B has had some people looking warily skyward since it blasted off from China’s Hainan island on April 29, but the China Manned Space Engineering Office said most of the debris was burnt up in the atmosphere.