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Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell calls for NASA partnership with Golden Spike

MarkWhittington (1084047) writes | about a year ago

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MarkWhittington (1084047) writes "Writing in the September 22, 2013 issue of “Space News” Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell, the commander of Apollo 13, endorsed the efforts of Golden Spike, a company attempting to develop a low cost method to land humans on the lunar surface for the first time since December, 1972.

Lovell has already signed on as an adviser to the commercial company.Now, however, he is suggesting a kind of public/private partnership to restart efforts to return to the moon. In effect he would either like the space agency to be Golden Spike's first customer or else to form some kind of partnership, perhaps leasing the lunar lander the company is developing for its private return to the moon effort,"

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