Colorado-based company Golden Spike recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to help in funding the company’s lunar expeditions, which is scheduled to begin in 2020.
Golden Spike also aims to develop “interactive media products, apps, and an Olympics-movement style membership program to engage kids and adults” and will also invest the money for the design and development of its news landers and spacesuits.
“Ever since we launched [the company at the National Press Club in December 2012], we’ve been getting emails and tweets and Facebook posts about, ‘How can I help?’” Golden Spike’s CEO Alan Stern said. “It just seems like there’s a hunger out there to participate in grand exploration.”
Other incentives offered in the Indiegogo campaign include thank you messages for a $10 donation, VIP passes and a trip for two to the launch for $50,000, inclusive of a whole lot of other benefits.
Space.com reported that Golden Spikes will raise additional funds through sponsorship, turning broadcasted mission launches into Super Bowl-style prime time for advertisers, and eventually selling whole missions for $1.5 billion.