Topic: Privately-funded (commercial) Apollo mission
Posts: 1490 From: U.K. Registered: Jul 2009
posted 08-13-2009 08:23 AM
Whilst rummaging in the dusty recesses of history - can anyone add to the plan of some business men to buy a complete Apollo vehicle, hire astronauts and fly to the Moon to collect rocks to turn into exclusive jewelery?
Posts: 1494 From: Greensboro, NC USA Registered: Feb 2006
posted 08-13-2009 10:00 AM
There was talk once of a privately-funded mission to return to the Apollo 15 site and collect relics to sell on Earth.
Posts: 2024 From: Belfast, United Kingdom Registered: Feb 2002
posted 08-13-2009 05:08 PM
It was called "Project Harvest Moon" but that harvest failed.
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posted 08-13-2009 10:22 PM
I recall reading a long time ago on sci.space.history that the idea was to use the Apollo 15 crew to fly an H-mission back to the Apollo 15 landing site, pick up a few souvenirs and sell them.