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The moon viewed from the International Space Station orbiting 200 miles above Earth is still another 238,700 miles away. A team of former NASA executives is offering countries a two-person trip to the moon, either for research or national prestige — for a cool $1.5 billion. “It’s not about being first. It’s about joining the club,” former NASA associate administrator Alan Stern said. “We’re kind of cleaning up what NASA did in the 1960s. We’re going to make a commodity of it in the 2020s.” (Associated Press)

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