If you’re a multi-billionaire with $1.5-billion burning a hole in your bank account, then Golden Spike has just the trip for you. That’s right, a team of former NASA executives are launching a private venture to send people to the moon. Continue reading for the official announcement video and more information.
Golden Spike features many space veterans, including American University space policy professor Howard McCurdy. Plus, the board chairman is Apollo-era flight director Gerry Griffin, who once headed the Johnson Space Center. Advisors include space shuttle veterans, Hollywood directors, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson and engineer-author Homer Hickam. According to Stern, the company will purchase existing rockets and capsules, and develop all-new spacesuits, along with a lunar lander.