Private firm plans to sell moon voyage for $1.5 bn by 2020
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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.
"We're selling to nations, corporations and individuals. Get in line — and I think it's going to be a long one," he told the website.
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 scientific organisations and even private individuals looking to take the trip of a lifetime.
Golden Spike will likely use existing or already-under-development rockets and spacecraft.