The Cosmic Gold Rush

Joe Brooks ― Animator

London, UK

Documentary Carbon

“When we land on the moon, we’ll become the first private company ever to do so,” says Naveen Jain, the billionaire co-founder of Moon Express, a Florida-based space exploration company.

In July 2016, the U.S. Government made a historic ruling to allow the private enterprise permission to travel beyond Earth’s orbit and land on the Moon in 2017. The company is racing for $30m in prize money for Google’s Lunar X Prize competition, which challenges private companies to place a spacecraft on the moon, travel 500 meters across the lunar surface and transmit high-definition images and video back to Earth.

Alex Mellon, Ross Henbest

Culture Trip