Friday, December 7, 2012

Private Moon trips soon?

Want to go to the Moon, have a spare $1.5 Billion burning a hole in your pocket? You may be able to do just that in the next couple of years, this according to a company called Golden Spike.

spacedaily reports:

"Two former top NASA officials unveiled plans Thursday to sell manned flights to the moon by the end of the decade, in an announcement 40 years after the last human set foot there.

Spaceflight, long the province of national governments, has moved toward increased commercialization in recent years, with private companies for the first time successfully launching rockets into orbit.

The US space agency, in the hopes of keeping costs down, even retired its space shuttles in 2011. NASA has instead paid for space on Russian craft to get people and supplies to the International Space Station -- and, more recently, on one built and operated by SpaceX that carried just cargo."

time to start saving

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