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Fly me to the moon

This undated image made available by NASA and photographed by the Expedition 28 crew aboard the International Space Station shows the moon, at center, with the limb of Earth near the bottom transitioning into the orange-colored troposphere. (Associated Press)
This undated image made available by NASA and photographed by the Expedition 28 crew aboard the International Space Station shows the moon, at center, with the limb of Earth near the bottom transitioning into the orange-colored troposphere. (Associated Press)

This undated image made available by NASA and photographed by the Expedition 28 crew aboard the International Space Station shows the moon, at center, with the limb of Earth near the bottom transitioning into the orange-colored troposphere.

WASHINGTON – Attention, wealthy nations and billionaires: A team of former NASA executives will fly you to the moon in an out-of-this-world commercial venture combining the wizardry of Apollo and the marketing of Apple.

For a mere $1.5 billion, the business is offering countries the chance to send two people to the moon and back, either for research or national prestige. And if you are an individual with that kind of money to spare, you too can go the moon for a couple of days.

Some space experts, though, are skeptical of the firm’s financial ability to get to the moon. The venture called Golden Spike Co. was announced Thursday. Full story.

If you had a spare $1.5 billion would go to the moon? Why or why not?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.







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