"Excalibur Almaz is willing and able to send crewed missions deeper into space than would be possible aboard any other spacecraft in existence today," company founder Art Dula said on Tuesday. "Our fleet of space stations and re-entry capsules enable us to safely fly members of the public to the moon by 2015."
Dula was speaking at an event in London to show off its re-useable re-entry vehicles (RRVs), one of which is shown above. The company has four RRV capsules and two Salyut-class space stations, comparable to the Zarya module used in the International Space Station, it said.
The plan is to use the RRVs — essentially a sort of space taxi — to dock with a space station in Low Earth Orbit, and then use the combination as a transportation system to the moon, asteroids and deep space.