by Rachel Ogbu
What would you do with 100 million pounds, go to the moon?
A British aerospace company Excalibur Almaz , has offered tourists the chance to go the Moon for the price of £100m and its ready to blast travellers off to our planet’s satellite.
The Huffington Post reports that the company had previously said it would begin orbital flights in 2013, but is now focused on the new plan to go one better and head to the Moon.
Art Dula, CEO of the company, said he is “ready to sell the tickets” as he describes the trips as less ‘space tourism’ and more ‘private expedition’.
But critics have attacked his mission, for one, the very premium price aboard is on a fleet of second-hand Russian space equipment. The 500,000 mile trip to the Moon and back could theoretically take place as soon as 2015 but critics claiming that the figures don’t add up.
In its defence Dula said: “The EA fleet has previously flown to space several times and will undertake many more missions. It contains vessels of a design that has spent thousands of hours in space successfully. This is scientific fact, not fiction.”
The plan will be the first of its kind.