Some of our scientists are lending their expertise to the Lunar Mission One project.
Lunar Mission One, officially unveiled today, will send a robot explorer to the moon to drill further below the surface than any previous missions, accessing rock up to 4.5 billion years old.
The mission will also leave behind a capsule containing a digital archive of the history of human civilisation and 'memory boxes' containing information from the general public who support the project through Kickstarter.
Read more about our involvement in the project here: http://ow.ly/EwFtT
You can also watch the live Lunar Mission One announcement event online from 2:40pm GMT here: http://launch.lunarmissionone.com/