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