Lunar Mission One's financial goal is listed as £600,000 (the equivalent of nearly $750,000 USD), and as of the time of publication, the campaign already had more than £150,000 pledged from more than 1,000 backers. Once the project is funded – which seems likely since they have 28 days to go – Iron says there will still be opportunities for the public to get involved. "A lot of the technical challenges surrounding the mission, we'd like to give to students and engineers around the world to figure out," he says. "It's also going to be important for getting scientific institutions like museums to be a part of this project. We're planning a very large global education campaign, which will parallel the social funding component."