Space Adventures make “moon tourism” possible
It’s the kind of thing you wouldn’t expect to see in the news for at least another 20 or 30 years. The very idea of having a holiday to the moon seems like a distant, unrealistic idea that won’t happen for an incredibly long time yet.
That’s where you’d be wrong. If you have $150 million and feel like going somewhere completely different for your summer holiday, then you can book a trip around the moon with company Space Adventures. They have mapped a voyage that will take (presumably very rich) toursits on an orbit around the moon. The voyage would take eight or nine days in total, and the company plans to give lift-off to this holiday within the next 5 years.
There has already been one taker on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure (unless they have $300 million, in which case they can afford to do it twice). However, Space Adventures still needs another multi-millionaire to book a seat – otherwise, the trip won’t go ahead.
Full story: POPSCI Popular Science http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-04/space-adventures-plans-tourism-missions-moon-just-150-million