Bloomberg "Anywhere" Remote Login Bloomberg "Terminal" Request a Demo


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

September 03, 2015 6:18 AM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of Moon Express Inc.

Company Overview

Moon Express Inc., a commercial space company, engages in developing robotic spacecraft that are to be sent on the Moon for ongoing exploration and commercial development projects. It offers lunar lander spacecraft, which is a robotic space vehicle capable of a multitude of applications that include delivering scientific and commercial payloads to the Moon at a fraction of the cost of conventional approaches. Moon Express Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Moffett Field, California with propulsion development and test facilities in Huntsville, Alabama.

NASA Research Park

PO Box 309

Moffett Field, CA 94035

United States

Founded in 2010



Key Executives for Moon Express Inc.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chairman
Age: 55
Co-Founder and Vice Chairman
Vice President of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Moon Express Inc. Key Developments

Moon Express, Inc. Names Andrew Aldrin as President

Moon Express Inc. has named Dr. Andrew Aldrin as President, bringing his 20+ years of business leadership and policy experience in high-profile, aerospace companies to MoonEx as it undergoes accelerating growth on the back of rapid technological progress and business expansion. As President of Moon Express, Dr. Aldrin will be responsible for day-to-day operations for the company. Prior to joining Moon Express, Dr. Aldrin was Director of Business Development and Advanced Programs at United Launch Alliance (ULA) where he oversaw development of corporate strategies, business capture, senior customer relations and advanced program development for civil space markets.

Moon Express, Inc. Unveils MX-1 Lunar Lander Spacecraft as Robotic Space Vehicle Capable of Multitude of Applications

Moon Express Inc. unveiled its MX-1 lunar lander spacecraft as a robotic space vehicle capable of a multitude of applications including delivering scientific and commercial payloads to the Moon at a fraction of the cost of conventional approaches. The spacecraft design is being unveiled on Dec. 5, 2013 at the closing session of Autodesk University in Las Vegas in front of an audience of over 10,000 attendees. The MX-1 synthesizes proprietary robotic technologies, advanced micro-avionics, and a toroidal structure to produce a green robotic spacecraft that is powered by sunlight and uses hydrogen peroxide as rocket fuel. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is an oxygen enriched water compound commonly found in nature and biological systems. With the recent discovery of water on the Moon, the MX-1 has a potential source of rocket fuel on the lunar surface, a scenario that would be a game changer in the economics of lunar resources and solar system exploration. The main MX-1 rocket engine is a dual mode bi-propellant system that also uses kerosene as an after burner to give the spacecraft the punch to break out of Earth orbit, accelerate to faster than a bullet, travel a million miles to beyond the Moon, and come back to break to zero velocity using its outboard thrusters as it touches the lunar surface. The spacecraft is designed to ride to Earth orbit on low cost secondary payload opportunities aboard commercial launchers like the SpaceX Falcon 9 that are radically reducing the cost of access to space.

Moon Express Announces Paul Spudis as Chief Scientist and Jack Burns as Science Advisory Board Chair

Moon Express Inc. announced that the planetary scientists Dr. Paul Spudis and Dr. Jack Burns have joined the company to assist its plans to explore the Moon for precious resources. Dr. Spudis, an outspoken advocate of using lunar resources to develop the Moon and cislunar space, has joined Moon Express as its Chief Scientist, a part-time role established in collaboration with the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas, where he is a Senior Staff Scientist. Dr. Jack Burns, Director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute's Lunar University Network for Astrophysics Research (LUNAR) and named to NASA's Advisory Council in 2008, has also joined Moon Express in a part-time capacity as chair of the company's Science Advisory Board, focused on scientific and resource utilization goals and prospects for Moon Express.

Similar Private Companies By Industry

Company Name Region
Korry Electronics Co. United States
Ceradyne Armor Systems, Inc. United States
Ingalls Shipbuilding, Inc. United States
Intercoastal LLC United States
D&K Aviation, Inc. United States

Recent Private Companies Transactions

Private Placement
October 3, 2014

Stock Quotes

Market data is delayed at least 15 minutes.

Company Lookup

Most Searched Private Companies

Company Name Geographic Region
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States
NYC2012, Inc. United States
Bertelsmann AG Europe
Rush University United States
Greater Houston Partnership United States

Sponsored Financial Commentaries

Sponsored Links

Report Data Issue

To contact Moon Express Inc., please visit Company data is provided by Capital IQ. Please use this form to report any data issues.

Please enter your information in the following field(s):
Update Needed*

All data changes require verification from public sources. Please include the correct value or values and a source where we can verify.

Your requested update has been submitted

Our data partners will research the update request and update the information on this page if necessary. Research and follow-up could take several weeks. If you have questions, you can contact them at