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.
The house is currently 75% engineered to spec, and will be outlined by a thin sheet of specially developed space-cloth that will be stretched over a carbon frame.
Paint manufacturer, Falu Rödfärg is sponsoring the mission, with the cottage painted a traditional Scandinavian ‘Falun Red’ trimmed with white windows and a front door.
The aim is to send the structure up to space in October 2015 on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 spacecraft.
Every $1 pledged through crowdfunding is said to be helping take the house about 25 meters closer to its lunar destination.
Genberg originally conceived The Moonhouse project 15 years ago with the intent of it becoming a symbol for making space accessible to all people and to help boost interest in entrepreneurship, technology and science.