A new start-up, Golden Spike Co, created by former NASA directors and executives is offering round trips to the moon to anyone with some spare change… a mere $750 million (or just over R6.5 billion) will book you seat with 2020 seen as a plausible date for the intial trip.
They still need to work out some kinks, but apparently will use commercial rockets like that of SA born Elon Musk’s Space-X.
Yep…that could be you. Why you’d drop that amount of money to go walk around on a dusty barren lanscape is beyond me, but hey it’s your money so do your thing. You have to wear a suit and everything…meh.
“Led by heavy-hitter former NASA executives, the Golden Spike Co. would boldly go where humankind went 40 years ago, this time commercially, hawking tickets to foreign governments or space tourists.”
“This type of private sector effort is further evidence of the timeliness and wisdom of the Obama Administration’s overall space policy — to create an environment where commercial space companies can build upon NASA’s past successes, allowing the agency to focus on the new challenges of sending humans to an asteroid and eventually Mars,” NASA spokesman David Weaver said in a written statement.” [Washington Post]
If they had made it possible to run around the moon naked they maybe i woulda saved up.