New Delhi: A trip to the moon has been a dream for many and looks like it may just be about to turn into a reality!
According to reports, the Moon Express – a company that aims to bring people from the Earth to the Moon in terms of a vacation – has been granted permission by the US law to leave the Earth and land on the moon. It is the only private company with such great access.
They are offering tickets to the moon for more than $150,000,000, and the trip is scheduled for 2026.
Naveen Jain is the mastermind behind the company, which he founded back in 2010 and he and his team have been working tirelessly to convert this dream of many into a reality.
A report in ZME Science stated that the company was granted permission by the US Federal Aviation Administration, to launch its first unmanned mission by 2017. They not only target to bring people to the moon but also explore the idea of possible mining ores from the Moon's surface. The target for this unmanned mission is to survey possible spots for mining, Nature World News reported.
Based on another report in IFL Science, the trip will start by being launched from the Soyuz rocket from Russia and will drop by the International Space Station (ISS) before officially making it to the moon. A total of 17 days in orbit, they are expecting to bring the spacecraft within 100 kilometers from the surface of the moon and not exactly land on it.