The Moonhouse, the world’s first art project on the moon, is now set to receive an additional boost in the form of crowdfunding to launch the red house with white corners into space. The project will serve as a symbol for making space accessible to all people. The U.S. aerospace technology company Astrobotic is expected to bring the house to the moon in October 2015.
Swedish artist and entrepreneur Mikael Genberg has worked on the Moonhouse since 2003 with the aim of putting it on the moon’s surface. The art project lost momentum in 2010 when the financial crisis struck, but is now up to 75% complete after some of Sweden’s leading space engineers have invested years of their own time and effort free of charge to realize the venture.