The mysterious Golden Spike Company — which is said to be planning a privately-funded landing on the moon by 2020 — will hold a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., next Thursday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. EST.
Despite the company’s attempt to operate in stealth mode, quite a lot seems to be known about its plans.
NASASpaceflight.com, which first broke the news, reports that “the effort is led by a group of high profile individuals from the aerospace industry and backed by some big money and foreign investors.”
A Tumblr account run by an anonymous writer is providing additional details apparently swiped from NASASpaceflight.com’s subscription-only L-2 website. According to the information:
- Warren Buffet, Richard Branson and Guy Laliberte are reported to be among the investors.
- The company has signed a $120 million deal for a Falcon Heavy rocket
- Expeditions to be moon will cost about $2 billion apiece.
UPDATE: Parabolic Arc has learned from informed sources that Richard Branson is NOT involved in the company. Further, virtually all billionaires identified in the media as being investors are not involved. Full details will be available on Thursday.