One small step for an American company, one giant leap for American company-kind.
Or something like that.
A private organization called Moon Express got approval from the U.S. government to send a spacecraft to the moon. They'll be traveling to the moon to "drill baby drill"! The company is searching the moon for lunar resources, like platinum. The hope is to make money by selling off any potential resources, moon dust and rock collectibles as well.
Moon Express would be the fourth entity in history to land on the moon, after a handful of missions by government space programs. They would also be the first privately funded company to do so.
They're expected to take off as early as next year.