While a lot of people would love to see the surface of the Moon up close and personal, that will not happen anytime soon. That is, not unless a lot of money is thrown at this research sooner rather than later. Commercial space travel remains a very intriguing concept, but turning a dream into reality is never easy.
As most people should know by now, NASA is looking into putting humans on the Moon by 2024. It is a very ambitious goal which might prove a lot more difficult to reach than initially assumed. Not because of technical or ethical concerns, but simply because there isn’t enough money to go around Despite its annual budget, the funding will not be sufficient to make this vision come true.