Space the Final Frontier

Fly Me to the Moon? New Company Wants to Do Just That

Sick vacation spot. (Photo: NASA, via Wikimedia Commons)

Looking for a lift… to space? Today, after a week of Internet speculation, a new commercial aerospace startup called the Golden Spike Company made its official debut. Headed by former NASA administrators, the company wants to get regular missions to the moon going by 2020–and at a fraction of the current cost. The name is meant to evoke the transcontinental railway that opened up the American west for settlement.

Yeah, they basically want to build a train to space. NBD. Read More