Private Company Plans $100 Million Tour Around the Moon the headline reads. Here are the juicy bits from the article.
The space-faring tourists will travel with a Russian pilot. They will steer clear of the greater technical challenge of landing on the Moon, instead circling it and returning to Earth.
Mr. Anderson of Space Adventures said the craft had about as much room as a sport utility vehicle. “Will it be cramped? Yes,” he said. “But will it be doable? Yes.”
He noted that the Gemini capsule was smaller than the Soyuz, and that the astronauts James A. Lovell and Frank Borman orbited the Earth for 14 days in the Gemini 7 mission in 1965.
But Mr. Kraft, who was the flight director for that mission, recalled that Mr. Lovell and Mr. Borman were miserable. They complained bitterly that the trip was like “14 days in a men’s room,” and Mr. Kraft said that he had to talk them out of ending the mission early. “They wanted to get out of there,” he said.
Would you do it? If not for $100 million, would you do it at any price? Having trouble deciding? Here’s a picture of the moon for you to look at.