For Profit Moon Mission Slated for October

A satellite whose creators hope will be the envy of NASCAR is slated to deliver business cards, personal notes, fine jewels, and cremated human remains to the surface of the moon later this year.

The mission is a commercial enterprise of TransOrbital, Inc., a company based in La Jolla, California. The company’s logo-plastered satellite will capture detailed video and photographs of the moon’s surface and crash-land a capsule full of personal mementos on the moon’s surface.