Last December, a company by the name of Golden Spike announced it would launch commercial exploration missions to the Moon beginning in 2020. Today, they're having trouble drumming up public support in the form of a crowdsourced ad campaign.
Back in January 2012, Newt Gingrich promised the American people that, if elected, we would have a permanent moon base "by the end of his second term."
A secretive and mysterious private firm called The Golden Spike Company is expected to make a major announcement this coming Thursday about its plans to undertake a private expedition to the moon by 2020. If the internet rumors are to be believed, these plans could see humans return to the lunar surface.