News Release 37
Commercial Moon Spaceflights
October 4, 2006
Mirror Energy, spacecraft could take people to the Moon in hours. The
spacecraft could take off and land from international airports and travel to
the Moon. After landing on the Moon, people would be given the opportunity
to walk on or explore the Moon before returning to Earth.
has expressed interest in sending astronauts to the Moon. A five metric ton
spacecraft, for example, could take five milligrams of fuel. Five grams or
the mass of a nickel could take 1,000 spaceflights to the Moon without
refueling or one spaceflight every week for twenty years.
The initial cost is
estimated at $20 million per astronauts to explore the Moon. As the
technology improves, developers could travel to the Moon for $2 million per
person. As Luna facilities are constructed, tourists could take Space
Adventures to the Moon for under $200,000 per person