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Title: Golden Spike space firm plans $1.4bn Moon trips
Post by: DigitalBuddha on December 06, 2012, 08:56:57 PM
Golden Spike space firm plans $1.4bn Moon trips

A team of former Nasa executives has launched a private venture to send two people to the Moon for $1.4bn (?871m).

Golden Spike Company says it will use existing rocket and capsule technology, and will aim for a first launch before the end of the decade. The firm is one of many new private firms hoping to follow the success of Space X, which has ferried cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).

They're not rolling out naked - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20635597 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20635597)

(http://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2012/12/06/goldenspike_lander2-4_3_r560.jpg?f061b7ce9937c38b702e6f308816ac2a14e2a4ec)
Title: Re: Golden Spike space firm plans $1.4bn Moon trips
Post by: Zen Dog on December 07, 2012, 03:42:28 AM
$1.4bn to get there! How much to come back?
Title: Re: Golden Spike space firm plans $1.4bn Moon trips
Post by: DigitalBuddha on December 07, 2012, 06:03:09 AM
$1.4bn to get there! How much to come back?

A few beers, a few burgers...maybe a beeper tossed in.  8)
Title: Re: Golden Spike space firm plans $1.4bn Moon trips
Post by: milnie on December 07, 2012, 05:15:33 PM
Near the in and out burger?0
Title: Re: Golden Spike space firm plans $1.4bn Moon trips
Post by: DigitalBuddha on December 07, 2012, 06:50:25 PM
Near the in and out burger?0

 ;D A view from the spacecraft...............

(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1051/856415460_f2084c34ce_z.jpg)