BOULDER, CO, May 15, 2013 (Golden Spike PR) – Golden Spike, the first company planning to undertake human lunar expeditions for countries and corporations around the world, announced today that legendary astronaut and Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell has joined its Board of Advisors.
Capt. Lovell, a former Naval aviator and test pilot, is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Lovell is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, was the first of only three people to fly to the Moon twice, and was the first person to fly in space four times.
Since leaving the space program, Lovell has had a distinguished career in the private sector, including serving as President and CEO of Bay-Houston Towing Company and President of Fisk Telephone Systems. Today, he is president of Lovell Communications, a business devoted to disseminating information about the U.S. Space Program.
Lovell’s experience as both space explorer and successful businessman makes him a vital addition to Golden Spike’s already prestigious advisory team, which includes distinguished space industry veterans, entertainment industry captains, former high ranking NASA officials, experienced Washington politicians, and venture capitalists.
“Jim’s background in human space flight operations and his success in the private sector is an awesome combination for Golden Spike,” said Gerry Griffin, a former Apollo Flight Director and the Chairman of Golden Spike’s Board of Directors. “Having his unique perspective and advice available to the Golden Spike team will be invaluable.”
“Finally there’s a company, Golden Spike, that plans a purely commercial approach to returning to the moon,” said Capt. Lovell. “I am pleased to be part of this enthusiastic group of engineers and scientists working together with the aerospace industry to design and build cost effective lunar flights.”
A complete list of Golden Spike’s Advisory Board can be found at http://goldenspikecompany.com/about-us/golden-spike-team/.