NOW, TWO-PER­SON TRIP TO THE MOON FOR $1.5 BIL­LION

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - HTWORLD -

WASHINGTON: A pri­vate ven­ture launched by former Nasa ex­ec­u­tives plans to send peo­ple to the Moon by 2020, cost­ing $1.5 bil­lion for two. The com­pany, called Golden Spike claims to have gen­er­ated “real in­ter­est” in space agen­cies in both Asian and Euro­pean coun­tries. Golden Spike plans to sell each Moon mis­sion for about $1.5 bil­lion a rel­a­tive bargain, said the com­pany’s pres­i­dent and CEO Alan Stern, a former di­rec­tor of Nasa’s Sci­ence Mis­sion Di­rec­torate, Space.com re­ported. The mis­sions are be­ing tar­geted at coun­tries with­out their own space agen­cies or that can’t af­ford to launch peo­ple to the Moon in­de­pen­dently, as well as or­gan­i­sa­tions and pri­vate in­di­vid­u­als look­ing to take the trip of a life­time. Com­pany’s lead­ers have not yet cho­sen a launch ve­hi­cle.

The moon.

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