Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Video: Can SpaceDev Teach NASA New Tricks? Authentic NASA Toys and Replicas
(Hat Tip: A Babe In The Universe)

With NASA determined to land humans upon the Moon by 2020, our civilization once again seems to be embracing the idea of people living among the heavens.

But at a cost of $100 billion, some skeptics are wondering whether or not our species can afford to establish cities upon other worlds, let alone lunar bases.

SpaceDev however thinks that the $100 billion price tag is too high, and seems to have a plan to pull off a lunar mission at under a tenth of the cost (with some estimates around $3 billion).

Video: SpaceDev demo of how NewSpace can reach the lunar surface through various partnerships with other space firms).

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