See also: moonshot
- The launching of a spacecraft or an object to orbit or land on the Moon.
2017 February 27, Samantha Masunaga; Russ Mitchell, “SpaceX plans to send two private astronauts to circle the moon – on their own dime”, in Los Angeles Times, archived from the original on 6 April 2017:
- The weeklong moon shot would make a close flyby of the moon's surface, "go quite a bit further out into deep space" and then loop back to Earth, [Elon] Musk said. The spacecraft will not try to land on the surface of the moon.
- (sports) An act of throwing or hitting a ball with a high trajectory.
- (figuratively) An expensive, hard, or unlikely task of great potential impact.
2016 July 28, Nicky Woolf, “Alphabet’s revenue up to $21.5bn off the back of mobile and video ads”, in The Guardian, London, archived from the original on 1 March 2017:
- Revenue at Alphabet’s Other Bets division – which includes broadband business Google Fiber, home automation products Nest, self-driving cars and X, the research facility that works on "moon shot" ventures – rose 150% to $185m, while operating losses widened to $859m.
2016 October 10, “Editorial October 11 2016”, in Illawarra Mercury, Wollongong, N.S.W., archived from the original on 13 December 2016:
- In the US, Vice President Joe Biden has been labelled as the "Cancer Advocate in Chief", charged in that country by President [Barack] Obama with leading the fight to find a cure after losing his son to brain cancer last year. Biden has related the fight to find a cure to the quest to land man on the moon. "I believe that we need a moon shot in this country to cure cancer," he said.