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

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A 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
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Offline Data
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Interesting and I hope this happens, very cool  Cool

Not sure I would want my DNA put on the moon though.
Posted November 20, 2014, 14:13:51 PM Logged

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Are you concerned that the Vogons will start cloning you, and force them to listen to poetry? Tongue Cheesy
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Offline Data
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Are you concerned that the Vogons will start cloning you, and force them to listen to poetry? Tongue Cheesy

You mean to say that you aren't  Shocked

I've never been a lover of Vogon poetry  lol
Posted November 20, 2014, 16:31:21 PM Logged

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Its 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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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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