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Offline ciscosdad

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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #270 on: 11/30/2012 09:12 PM »
You've confused me Chris. (not difficult I will admit). You are clearly not referring to Warrens new GCR thread.

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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #271 on: 11/30/2012 10:54 PM »
Na, some homemade blog site, clearly claiming to be running info when it looks like (actually is) he's just copying off here and other sites.

By the way, it's about to get exciting, potentially within a week.

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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #272 on: 12/01/2012 12:08 AM »
Here we go! ;D

NASAWatch with the find (they tweeted it)....

6 Dec 2012:

Golden Spike Company Debut 2:00 pm
Bloomberg Room
National Press Club Washington DC

http://press.org/events/golden-spike-company-debut

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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #273 on: 12/01/2012 12:29 AM »
Here we go! ;D

NASAWatch with the find (they tweeted it)....

6 Dec 2012:

Golden Spike Company Debut 2:00 pm
Bloomberg Room
National Press Club Washington DC

http://press.org/events/golden-spike-company-debut

Great stuff Chris, we’ll be on pins and needles until then! ;D
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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #275 on: 12/01/2012 01:38 AM »
National Press Club?!? Does that mean we can watch it on CSPAN?
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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #276 on: 12/01/2012 02:31 AM »
National Press Club?!? Does that mean we can watch it on CSPAN?

Anyone with a few dollars can rent the National Press Club facilities.

Don't expect any coverage of [whatever this is] outside of enthusiast circles.

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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #277 on: 12/01/2012 04:56 AM »
http://goldenspikecompany.info

GoldenSpikeCompany website placeholder?

Spoof domain name registered in Romania according to NW....
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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #278 on: 12/01/2012 05:12 AM »
Ever since the nonsense flexible path "Missions to Nowhere" proposal I have been waiting for someone to wake up and realize that NASA needs a LANDER.  Glad to hear that someone might be seriously thinking about filling the gap.

However, it would make so much more sense if $18B/year NASA was the customer, rather than waiting around for another decade or two for a commercial market to materialize...

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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #279 on: 12/01/2012 05:38 AM »
Is it possible that the sight of astronauts from a small oil rich Gulf state walking on the moon could create a new 'Sputnik moment' in the US, Europe, China etc and spur these major world players into giving manned spaceflight funding a boost?
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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #280 on: 12/01/2012 05:46 AM »
"Galactic Suites space hotel is on course for a 2012 debut"

http://dvice.com/archives/2009/11/galactic-suites.php

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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #281 on: 12/01/2012 03:54 PM »
Don't expect any coverage of [whatever this is] outside of enthusiast circles.

Simply by dropping a few names, it is possible to make the most unlikely and outlandish proposals sound respectable and newsworthy.

That is the real reason for the Planetary Resoruces announcement.  After several years of having to do battle with snickering and ridicule, they had finally had enough.

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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #282 on: 12/01/2012 03:56 PM »
Ever since the nonsense flexible path "Missions to Nowhere" proposal I have been waiting for someone to wake up and realize that NASA needs a LANDER. 

NASA does not need one

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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #283 on: 12/01/2012 07:13 PM »
Golden Spike News Conference - Dec. 6th

Quote from: Clark Lindsey
The mysterious company Golden Spike, which is said to be planning a privately financed expedition to the Moon (see previous posts here and here), will have a coming out press conference next Thursday at the National Press Club: Golden Spike Company Debut | The National Press Club -

    Golden Spike Company Debut

    December 6, 2012 2:00 PM
    News conferences

    Location: Bloomberg Room

I see that Bobby Block is their press contact person. He was a space reporter for the Orlando Sentinel and then left to work for SpaceX for awhile and was most recently with the CASIS organization, which organizes research projects for the ISS.
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Re: Private Moon Landing in the works?
« Reply #284 on: 12/01/2012 08:13 PM »
Quote from: Clark Lindsey

I see that Bobby Block is their press contact person. He was a space reporter for the Orlando Sentinel and then left to work for SpaceX for awhile and was most recently with the CASIS organization, which organizes research projects for the ISS.

If so, I will enjoy watching this enterprise fail.  While Mr. Block was at the Orlando Sentinel the newspaper waged war against NASA's plans to return astronauts to the Moon.  The Sentinel won, which is why there are no plans for a U.S. lunar return.

 - Ed Kyle

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