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Meet the Man Racing Elon Musk to the Moon

“Making money is like having an orgasm, people who focus on it never get it,” Naveen Jain, billionaire founder of Moon Express, tells me while eating salty edamame peas in SoHo. “It’s like having sex, you have to enjoy the process and not focus on the end goal.” Naveen’s latest venture, Moon Express, founded in 2010, is the first private company to gain approval by the United States government to go to the moon. The approval came after U.S. officials consulted with federal agencies like NASA, the NSA and the State Department, because there were no laws in place regulating commercial entities exploring celestial worlds, let alone building trillion-dollar business around it.


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