Sunday, January 08, 2006

Pravda Spells Out Future Moon Missions and What They Cost

In this Pravda story on the many planned Moon missions by private and governmental entities, the US seems a day late and a dollar short.

The writer points out the US mission is slated to start almost a decade after private companies plan to make the trip, and includes some ideas that might not even work, like heating the lunar base with Helium-3 the astronauts will mine themselves.

The story also touches on plans by SpaceDev who promise a $10 billion lunar science mission in less than a decade and Artemis Society International, who plans to build a private lunar base for space tourists at $25 million a trip.

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