SLIDESHOW: Holiday Gifts for the Weird at Heart
For Your Weird Friend Who's Out of This World
Do you have that friend who seems like he or she just doesn't belong on planet Earth? Well, for a mere $1.4 billion, you might be able to send him or her to the moon -- and go along for the ride! The Golden Spike Company, a commercial space venture, is looking for a rocket-full of cash and a few people who want to visit Earth's nearest neighbor. They plan to use commercially-available rockets and spacecraft, but the company would design its own spacesuits and landers. Still, for anybody not in the top half of the Forbes' 400 List, paying for the flight would be as out of reach as that ball of rock orbiting 238,900 miles away.