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Thu December 6, 2012
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Wanna Go To The Moon? Colorado Company Will Take You There

The Golden Spike Company based in Boulder say they want to put you on the moon by 2020, for $1.5 billion.

Although it's a steep price to pay, if you have the money... the company wants to talk to you.

Wired.com reporter Adam Mann has been following developments. He says the company will use methods much like the Russian Space Agency used in the 1980’s.

“…When they charged money to take other nations’ astronauts to the Salyut and Mir space stations for scientific experiments. Many governments, including Finland, Japan, the Czech Republic and Malaysia took Russia up on its offer.”

According to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, Golden Spike is based in  Boulder, and Mann says the new company is headed by Allen Stern. Stern was the head of NASA’s science directorate from 2007-2008.

The cost to put a man on the moon in eight years is astronomical. Apparently $1.5 billion per flight. NBC News is reporting private investors will help fund the company which has been working on its mission for two years.

However, there are still a lot of questions about if (and when) moon tourism could be feasible. And what might a trip to the moon look like in the future?

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