A crypto wallet containing 1 bitcoin is onboard lunar rocket Vulcan Centaur and is due to reach the moon by mid-February.

The rocket was launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Once detached from the rocket, the coin and the space crew are carried by Peregrine-1, a spacecraft by robotic company Astrobotic Technology.

If everything goes according to plan, the vehicle is expected to land on the moon on February 23.

This represents the first US moon landing mission since the Apollo program in the 1970s.