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45 Years Since Apollo 12: The $500 Bet and the Lightning Strike (Part 1)

Al Bean begins his descent from the hatch of the lunar module Intrepid toward the surface at the Ocean of Storms. Photo Credit: NASA

One thing that irritated Charles “Pete” Conrad was the public belief that astronauts were told to say certain things during their missions. He knew that when Neil Armstrong became the […]

Northrop Grumman Completes Golden Spike Lunar Lander Study

An early conceptual design for a lunar landing craft, envisaged by the Golden Spike Company. With Northrop Grumman’s involvement, the start-up company can boast a partnership with the only organization ever to successfully develop and fly a piloted lunar landing vehicle. Image Credit: Golden Spike Company

More than four decades since its last human-piloted […]

Return to the Moon—But When and How?

When will mankind return to the lunar surface? When this does occur, will it be the U.S., the Chinese, or commercial industry? Image Credit: NASA

When Eugene Cernan, commander of the Apollo 17 mission, headed back up the ladder of the Lunar Module on December 14, 1972, he became the last human to date […]

The Golden Spike Company Opens Kickstarter Account

The Golden Spike Company has announced it has opened up a Kickstarter account. Image Credit: NASA/AmericaSpace

The Golden Spike Company—the firm that has announced plans to send small-scale crewed missions to the Moon—is in need of a little help. The company has decided to raise some of the funds needed to support their objectives […]

AmericaSpace Exclusive Interview With Golden Spike's Dr. Alan Stern

The Golden Spike Company’s Alan Stern talks with AmericaSpace about his company’s plans to return crews to the lunar surface. Image Credit: The Golde Spike Company / NASA

Within the past month or so, the commercial space firm, The Golden Spike Company, has burst onto the public consciousness with its announcement that it will […]

Golden Spike Taps Northrop Grumman for Lunar Lander Design, Edges Closer to Lunar Goal

The Golden Spike Company has tapped Northrop Grumman to develop a lunar lander for the commercial space company. Image Credit: Golden Spike

Officially revealed to the world barely a month ago, the Golden Spike Company last week announced a contract with aerospace giant Northrop Grumman to begin design work on a lunar landing vehicle […]

Golden Spike Company Announces Plans to Send Crews to Moon Within the Decade

Image Credit: The Golden Spike Company

The private space arena has exploded in recent years, accomplishing things that were once the purview of nations. Now, one of these firms has made an announcement that it is working to send commercial customers to the Moon.  The Golden Spike Company has stated that, for the hefty […]