Golden Spike CEO Stern to Discuss Human Moon Mission at Houston Conference

Alan Stern

BOULDER, CO, February 27, 2013 (Golden Spike PR) – Golden Spike CEO and President Dr. Alan Stern, a former NASA Associate Administrator for space science, will be a featured speaker at the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Houston on Monday, March 18 at 12:00 p.m. CST. Golden Spike is a private commercial space company led by former NASA executives offering turnkey human expeditions to the Moon for nations, corporations and individuals.

Dr. Stern will be speaking and answering questions for an hour regarding Golden Spike’s human Lunar expedition plans and expedition capabilities. Following Dr. Stern’s core presentation, there will be a Q&A session that will include Gerry Griffin, the chairman of Golden Spike’s board and a former director of the Johnson Space Center, and Golden Spike advisor and planetary scientist Dr. Bill McKinnon of Washington University in St. Louis.

“I’m looking forward to speaking and answering questions at LPSC,” Dr. Stern said, “this will be our first opportunity to introduce the power of Golden Spike expeditions to the scientific community. It will be followed up later this year by two-day scientific conference on the same subject.”  Dr. Stern will be available for interviews on 18 March, contact Mr. Bobby Block at

The Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is the largest annual gathering of Lunar scientists in the world. It brings together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology and astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science. This year, The 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, The Woodlands, Texas, March 18–22.

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About Golden Spike: The Golden Spike Company (GSC) is a US-based commercial space company incorporated in 2010 with the objective of providing human expeditions to the Moon. It is named after the ceremonial final spike that joined the rails of the first transcontinental railroad across the United States on May 10, 1869, and opened up the frontier to new opportunities. Similarly, Golden Spike intends to break new ground and create an enduring link to the next frontier, providing regular and reliable expeditions to the Moon at prices that create a new market for space commercialization and inspire millions.

Earlier this month, Golden Spike launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign asking for public participation to raise $240,000 – representing each mile between the Earth and the Moon. To participate in the 10-week campaign, and to learn more about Golden Spike, visit You can also follow Golden Spike on Twitter (@GoldenSpikeCo), Facebook and LinkedIn (Group: “Golden Spike – Lunar Exploration”).