Former NASA executives unveiled "The Golden Spike Company," which plans to send manned spaceflights to the moon by 2020, offering private expeditions to governments and private stakeholders for $1.4 billion per flight.
Announced at the National Press Club, former Apollo Flight Director and NASA Johnson Space Center Director, Gerry Griffin, and planetary scientist and former NASA science chief, Dr. Alan Stern detailed their intentions to make complete lunar surface expeditions available by the end of the decade. They will do this by maximizing use of existing rockets and emerging commercial-crew spacecraft, dramatically lowering costs of moon exploration. However, the price still stands at nearly one-and-a-half billion, so when we say 'dramatically lower,' just take it in a context that the average space mission costs upwards of $5 billion.
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