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UK 'to lead moon landing' funded by public contributions

Started by Freddy, November 19, 2014, 14:22:17 PM

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Freddy

This came up in the news feed, but I am dropping it in here in case it was missed. I could get behind this.

QuoteA British-led consortium has outlined its plans to land a robotic probe on the Moon in 10 years' time.

Its aim is to raise £500m for the project from donations by the public.

In return, donors would be able to have photos, text and their DNA included in a time capsule which will be buried under the lunar surface.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30102343

Data

Interesting and I hope this happens, very cool  8)

Not sure I would want my DNA put on the moon though.

DaveMorton

Are you concerned that the Vogons will start cloning you, and force them to listen to poetry? :P :D
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Data

Quote from: DaveMorton on November 20, 2014, 15:46:45 PM
Are you concerned that the Vogons will start cloning you, and force them to listen to poetry? :P :D

You mean to say that you aren't  :o

I've never been a lover of Vogon poetry  :LOL:

Snowcrash

QuoteIts aim is to raise £500m for the project from donations by the public.

£500m? Sounds like enough money to build the robot. Not sure about the rocket with enough delta V to get to the moon.
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DaveMorton

Maybe they have an alternative means of propulsion? It may well be possible that they've reverse engineered Angry Birds, and have learned from that how to create a giant slingshot.
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