Sadly I still have a day job. I work in Aerospace and Defense as a Non-destructive test (NDT) inspector Level 3 and run the solutions analysis lab. NDT is a method of verifying the structural integrity of critical parts and in the solutions analysis lab, I monitor the chemical concentrations of the processing line (titrations). blah blah blah.That being said our company is involved with some pretty cool projects every once in a while (Nasa, Blue origin, Space X, Boeing etc..) But as of late we have been doing a lot of Space X work.
I am also a Cryptocurrency enthusiast and started buying Dogecoin. You may or may not know that Elon Musk is also very involved with Dogecoin and (because he can) Is launching the Falcon 9 rocket (Launch date is scheduled for JUNE 28th) with cube satellites, and one of the cube sats is the Doge-1 that will orbit the moon collecting data (and is rumored to be a dogecoin node). I feel very proud and honored to be involved in the Space X projects and the history-making event. It is the first space mission paid for entirely with Cryptocurrency ( Proving a use case as a viable currency that is not controlled by banks or governments)
Here is some news snippets …
A SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket will launch the DOGE-1 & IM-1/Nova-C payloads from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA.
DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon is a rideshare mission to the Moon completely funded by Dogecoin, thus becoming the first space mission funded by a cryptocurrency. Elon Musk confirmed this news via Twitter. DOGE1 will be a minor 40kg rideshare payload on Intuitive Machines’ IM-1 mission.
The TO2-IM, or Intuitive Machines 1 (IM-1) mission objective is to place a lander, called Nova-C, in the Vallis Schroteri region on the Moon. The commercially built lander will carry five NASA payloads and commercial cargo.
“DOGE-1, a 40-kilogram — roughly 88 pounds — CubeSat that will provide a new use case for cryptocurrencies. The CubeSat will travel to a “stable lunar orbit” in order to obtain lunar-spatial intelligence from sensors and cameras that will be sent back to GEC for analysis.”