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Journal nacturation's Journal: Send your name to the moon 4

The Planetary Society is offering to send your name to the moon. Scheduled to launch between November and December of this year, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's objectives are to find safe landing sites, locate potential resources, characterize the radiation environment, and demonstrate new technology. It costs nothing, it's fun, and you'll receive a certificate showcasing your support of the mission. The deadline is July 25, 2008 for the submission of names. If you had signed up for "Send your name to Mars", your name is now on the surface of Mars aboard NASA's Phoenix mission which landed on May 25, 2008.

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  • ..is a lottery where the winner gets a space trip! The lottery funds the ride to the ISS, and make it one person, one ticket max, to make it completely fair. If it was popular, it could be expanded to fund a completely private all out space company, with the lottery still, along with normal paying passengers. With their own space station, with......that normal list. Not kidding either, I bet a global space lottery would rake in *billions* of dollars and go a long way to get mass humanity into space. There

    • Not a bad idea... the Russians were charging $20 million a pop to be a space tourist, and that's on the order of a decent sized lottery winning. The only drawback is the months of training the winner would have to go through, but I'd quit or take extended leave from my job to do that for sure!

      • At 20 million bucks a ride, just make the entire lottery winnings be twenty five million, give the 5 million extra cash to the lucky lottery-naut, and he can *quit* his dang stoopid job and not worry about it!

        • Yeah, I guess I'm projecting myself onto the potential winner. I can't imagine ever not working... would drive me nuts. Now perhaps with 5 million thrown into the pot, I'd have the flexibility to do something a bit different. Maybe fund some stuff that I've always wanted done but never had the time/resources.

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