|archmage||Date: Wednesday, 20-June-2012, 10:43 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
A British space company has announced details of a plan to take people to the moon for the first time since 1972.
Excalibur Almaz is offering members of the public a passport to orbit the moon - but budding space-travellers will have to find around £100m first.
Four second-hand space capsules and two disused space stations have already been bought from the Russians.
The Soviet-era equipment has been undergoing a refit involving the latest software and electronics at Excalibur's headquarters in the Isle of Man.
If that seems a rather unlikely frontier for space exploration, you may be surprised to find it listed by analysts as the nation fifth most likely to man the first mission back to the moon, behind Russia, the US, India and China.
Full article/source - http://news.sky.com/home/technology/article/16249613