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Naveen Jain wants to send people to the moon — and to cure chronic illness

The entrepreneur discusses his moonshots at Code University.

Naveen Jain has a number of moonshot projects — including helping people live on the moon.

At Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Jain told the audience about the far-out missions of the two companies he founded.

At Moon Express, a startup that wants to mine the moon for natural resources, Jain is tackling the problem of living on the moon. That could include modifying our genes to use radiation as energy.

His other company, Viome, a nutritional services startup, has only a slightly less extraordinary goal: It aims to “make chronic illness optional” by studying the relationship between your diet and your gut.

Watch him explain his moonshots in the video above.

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