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sarongsong
2003-May-10, 05:13 PM
May '03 isssue of Wired Magazine outlines 4 upcoming lunar ventures:
NAME LAUNCH DATE BY
Smart-1 July '03 European Space Agency
Trailblazer October '03 TransOrbital, La Jolla, California
SuperSet Late '04 LunaCorp, Fairfax, Virginia
Lunar-A January '04 Inst. Space & Ast. Science, Japan
Costs for the private Trailblazer and SuperSet are pegged at
US$20 million each. All 4 are photomapping; Trailblazer will
"crash-land a capsule of personal momentos on the lunar surface".
Article by Tom McNichol.