Mr Musk has made no secret of his want to get his Starship rocket to the Moon, after which Mars. Nonetheless, his newest announcement got here as a shock to SpaceX followers when he stated Starship will put a “literal Dogecoin” on the floor of the Moon.
Mr Musk stated on Twitter: “SpaceX goes to place a literal Dogecoin on the literal moon”.
The timing of the announcement appeared suspect to some followers, who have been fast to understand it’s April Fools Day.
Nonetheless, Michael Sheetz, house reporter for CNBC tweeted: “I do know it’s April Idiot’s however I don’t for a second query that he means this.”
Mr Musk noticed the tweet, and responded: “In any case, SpaceX’s first payload to orbit & again was a wheel of cheese.”
SpaceX did certainly ship an enormous wheel of cheese into house on the first-ever Dragon house capsule in 2010.
Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency primarily based on the widespread ‘doge’ meme which is an image of a Shiba Inu canine accompanied by foolish textual content.
Mr Musk has made a number of bulletins over the previous months about Dogecoin, inflicting the worth of the cryptocurrency to skyrocket.
Within the hours since Mr Musk made the announcement, the worth has jumped by 18 p.c.
This isn’t the primary time the Canadian musician has made such a declare about transferring to Mars.
In a Q&A video in February, Grimes stated she is ready to function a handbook labourer on Mars, even on the danger of demise.
When requested concerning the greatest dangers of transferring to Mars, she stated: “Guide labour till demise most definitely, however hopefully, that may change”.