[FPSPACE] Golder Spike - affordable manned flights to the Moon

David R. Woods drwoods at stny.rr.com
Thu Dec 13 20:05:53 EST 2012


I came across coverage for "Golden Spike" on the tube the other night. 
According to their web site:
http://goldenspikecompany.com/

"The Golden Spike Company is planning to transform human space 
exploration by putting in place affordably priced lunar orbital and 
surface expeditions to the only natural satellite of the Earth – the 
Moon. Golden Spike will further transform human lunar exploration by 
making these missions participatory expeditions that involve the general 
public in ways that create exciting new ways to monetize human space 
exploration."

They envision conducting a manned landing mission with several launches 
of components into Earth orbit:
http://www.space.com/images/i/000/024/261/i02/golden-spike-moon-landing-plan-121206d-02.jpg?1354833824 


The lander vehicle, shown sitting on the Moon seems a little too small 
to be feasible, but I could be wrong:
http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/12/06/goldenspike_lander.jpg/_jcr_content/renditions/original 




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