JAXA being Privatized?

It seems that the Japanese government is planning to privatize the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) so that it will qualify and be in the running for Google and the X Foundations 30 million dollar worth of prizes for getting robotic rover on the Moon.


Japan only last week launched a very publicized lunar orbiter from the small island of Tanegashima off the southern tip of Kyushu Island, southern Japan using the domestically developed H-2A rocket.

I wonder if this will be official and how it will develop.

Big thanks to Tori for pointing this out to me.

[ Via – risingsunofnihon ]