Thursday, December 6, 2012
Colorado Startup Golden Spike Aims For The Moon
How's this for a "shoot for the moon" startup company? A new, commercial aerospace firm based in Colorado, Golden Spike Company, is actually doing just that, saying that it plans to offer "routine exploration expeditions" to the surface of the moon. The startup, announced by Former Apollo Flight Director and NASA Johnson Space Center Director, Gerry Griffin, and planetary scientist and former NASA science chief, Dr. Alan Stern, said it believes it can deliver individuals and companies to the moon starting at a price tag of $1.4 billion for a two-person lunar surface mission. Full details on the company's funding and operations have been released.