Humankind has been to the Moon, but the Moonspike team hasn’t done it yet, and unless you are a lunar astronaut, neither have you. As inspiring as those voyages were, there has never been a small team of individuals that has attempted sending a rocket to the Moon before.
Admittedly, we are a team of rocket engineers, but if we show the world that we can do it, what will that mean for humanity at large? It will show that a handful of people with hopes, dreams and training, backed by crowdfunding, can achieve something that only a few large countries have done before.
And if we ever hope to venture en masse to other planets, we need many more people with these skills, making spacecraft commonplace in the way that airplanes and cars are everyday items today. Hopefully we can help a whole new generation of people to realize what they can achieve if they set their minds to it, and start a new wave of open access to space.