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Right well group of former NASA expects are shooting for the stars -- their latest adventure hoping to be -- first private enterprise.
To -- in manned mission to the moon joining us now this week's on the road.
Alan Stern president and CEO of golden spike.
Out -- -- -- -- us to use our former NASA exactly designed to go out on your own go private basically.
And you just gonna let people take rides to the moon.
That's right Tracy as a team of us that are.
Former NASA and aerospace and we're putting together the world's first private human -- transportation system.
And now making it available for nation's science agencies around the world.
So let's just give people some facts here seven to eight billion dollars is what is is what it's gonna cost you get the first mission -- up to Mars.
And there's two seats on the on the -- rocket ship right.
That's right and will be able to do individual missions for much lower cost than the first -- obviously because we have to develop a share everything.
But -- the individual missions will sell for about a billion and a half dollars -- much the same price that.
Science agencies and space agencies are spending today to send robots that are.
Right so I get the notion of selling it to countries that can't afford their own space program.
And -- probably very supportive of this could they could use to help at this point but.
Are you expecting you know corporations to send their exact -- into Iraq.
No we're not looking at space tourism is a primary market area at all we do think some corporations will be interest in.
For marketing purposes -- sales campaigns around this kind of thing but it's primarily a business for foreign nations to be able to put their own people.
On the -- I know you have -- supporters like Newt Gingrich in the former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.
Why do you think they're putting their weight behind this.
Well their supporters of strong American aerospace sector space commercialization.
And you know arising American enterprise like ours that really leads the world into space exploration.
Great -- the 78 billion dollars for the first mission.
Well it's a great question primarily through sales advanced sales of the expeditions.
Countries can approach us science agencies corporations.
We have a sales agreement and we're gonna be opening our doors that shortly.
But in addition the public.
Can take part they can go to -- go go dot com.
And look up golden spike and have a part in getting this started themselves.
Yeah and so about how how does that work coming I completely my company's logo on the side of the ship.
The the marketing rights.
That'll go on the television networks during these missions will all be available for sale it's -- part of the package that we put together along with the flight system.
Four these missions.
You know -- -- I hope you bring the coolness back to space programs again because right now our kids today.
They don't wanna grow to be astronauts and I think they -- -- sir and thank you very much.
Thank you from.
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