Private companies may profit by turning the moon into a space rest stop
Ranked just after the human desire for adventure and discovery is the drive to make a buck off of whatever has been found.
Now, with the privatized space race well under way, there are even designs on the moon.
Moon Express could soon gain approval for the first private space mission to leave Earth’s orbit and land on the lunar surface, a giant leap for business interests in space but a small step toward the eventual goal of making a business out of space travel.
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Paul Spudis, a senior staff scientist