Some of the Google Lunar X PRIZE teams are finding success in selling payload rides to outside users: How the Lunar X Prize Is a Preview of the New Space Age: The teams of the Lunar X Prize aren't headed to the moon until 2015, but they're already selling out their cargo room. Is this a sneak peek of a vibrant commercial space industry to come? - Popular Mechanics "Our first mission payload is oversubscribed and our second is fully subscribed," said Alan Stern, director of the Florida Space Institute and chief scientist for the Google Moon Express team. "There are a number of market segments for commercial lunar travel."===
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