WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Ordinary people could get the chance to spend their holidays on the Moon within 10 years due to the attempt of a company that wants to specialize in lunar travel.
The founder of Moon Express, Naveen Jain, said this week that the firm was the first non-governmental entity to be given the green light to land on the Moon by the U.S. government.
The company is also planning to conduct a survey on the surface of the Moon in 2017 to find the best spots for mining minerals and other gases.
The plan of the 17-day-trip in orbit for ordinary people will start from being launched by the Russian rocket, and will drop by the International Space Station before flying to the Moon.
The cost of the Moon travel scheduled by 2026 is going to be 10,000 U.S. dollars, according to Jain.