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Old 01-12-2015, 01:17 PM
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So the company Astrobotic is planning a commercial moon landing in 2015.

For real.

https://www.astrobotic.com/

Now, aside from "normal" commercial and scientific payloads which can be delivered to the surface of the moon for a paltry $1.2 million per kilo, they are also offering "MoonMail," a service which will allow people to send very small personal objects aboard the spacecraft for a much lower cost.





For instance, a hexagonal payload container measuring 1" dia by 0.25" in thickness can be purchased for only $3,270.



That is an absolute bargain. I mean, I paid more than that for my car, and it's never been more than a few feet off the earth.

https://www.astrobotic.com/moon-mail/order

My first thought was obviously to wonder what percentage of the MoonMail container's total payload volume is going to wind up filled with small monoliths.

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(cue awesome, eerie, psychedelic monolith music)
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So I need to setup a donations page on paypal so we can ship some mt.net turbo kitty stickers to the moon.
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So I need to setup a donations page on paypal so we can ship some mt.net turbo kitty stickers to the moon.
You won't even ship them to Florida on my dime, ya flippin' **********!
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The moon is way more realistic than #Flawda
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There are no Florida bros on the moon.
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Thankfully, I'm not a real Florida boy. I'm just visiting.
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So for $460 I can send a cheerio or a short lug nut.
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So for $460 I can send a cheerio or a short lug nut.
Could be a worthy investment, if the Earth ever runs out of cheerios.
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I would send a condom to the moon and back, then use it to **** a hot chick with my space dick.
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Yeah but they don't send it back to you, Sam. It's not moon and back. It's a one way trip to send your crap, consolidated with a bunch of other peoples' crap, to the moon.

I've seen some dumb things today. By far, this is the dumbest.
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They just want to be able to film a episode of hoarders on the moon once everyones crap gets up there.
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