For Profit Moon Mission Slated for October

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: January 29, 2003   View Article

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.

Related Posts

Spikey robot ‘hedgehogs’ to explore Martian moon

3-D printer and moon rocks join up to make repairs in space

Can urine whiz rockets to Mars

Kleopatra gave birth to twins … moons

Moon Not So Watery After All, Lunar-Rock Study Says

© 2008-2010 Collected Writings By John Roach