Space Adventures to offer $100m trips to the Moon

Posted on Monday, Aug 15 2005 @ 03:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Space Adventures, a company which already took millionaires Dennis Tito and Mark Shuttleworth into orbit, plans to offer trips to the moon by 2009.
The proposed expedition, on board a modified Russian Soyuz capsule, would take just over a fortnight in total and passengers would see the far side of the moon from an altitude of 62 miles. Mr Anderson said the moon took most of its hits from asteroids on this side, so it was covered in more craters than the side seen from Earth.
However, it won't be cheap. Space Adventures asks $100 million for this exclusive trip in which the passengers will have to live in a tiny spacecraft. More details at The Guardian


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