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Sun May 18, 2014, 09:13 AM

Japan to put a can of sweat on the Moon

BY KATIE WILLIAMS

Japanese drink manufacturer Otsuka will be delivering a 1 kilogram (2.2lb) can of its delicious, hilariously named Pocari Sweat soft drink to the moon in 2015.

The can has been specially designed to last 30 years in space, with the company hoping that it will inspire young people to become astronauts so that they one day can travel to the lunar surface and guzzle down some Pocari Sweat. And just in case you thought this was purely a marketing stunt, Otsuka says it's not delivering just a dose of Pocari Sweat powder - the can will also contain metal discs engraved with "children's dreams." Up till May 2015, you can submit your own dreams as well via smartphone in time for the October 2015 delivery.

The can-o'-dreams will be delivered to the moon by the Falcon 9 rocket, which has already made three successful supply runs to the International Space Station.

Otsuka is partnering with Astrobotic Technology, whose Griffin lander will be depositing the can on the moon's surface. With this stunt, Astrobotic is also rumoured to be aiming for Google's $20 million Lunar X prize, a reward to the first company to send a device to the moon that can travel 500 metres on the surface send high-definition photographs back to Earth.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/18/japanese-soft-drink-company-to-put-first-advertisement-on-the-moon

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n2doc May 2014 OP
darkangel218 May 2014 #1
justhanginon May 2014 #2
Warren DeMontague May 2014 #4
Orrex May 2014 #3
sakabatou May 2014 #5
defacto7 May 2014 #6

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 09:42 AM

1. 30 years? i doubt it.

 

I heard ETs like pop.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 11:18 AM

2. Sounds like littering to me.

Maybe we can get American companies on board with this idea. They could combine forces, say cigarette makers, candy bar companies, some bottled water purveyors etc. They could put all in one box, explode it to get good dispersion and future astronauts could feel right at home as they cruise over the moon.
The corporations could probably find a way to write it off on their taxes with a little help from their servants in congress.
Just being a tad sarcastic.

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Response to justhanginon (Reply #2)

Sun May 18, 2014, 08:27 PM

4. Do you know what Apollo Corprolite is?

I think that's the technical term for the bags of poop left behind by the astronauts.

There's already poop on the moon, I think a can or two of soda isn't gonna make a big difference.

In all seriousness, yes we ought to manage how we develop the moon in a rational as opposed to haphazard fashion. But it is pretty much a big wasteland.

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Sun May 18, 2014, 03:22 PM

3. Will they ask Her before they bomb Her?

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Mon May 19, 2014, 02:13 AM

5. I've herd of that drink

But only in gag dubs called "Real Otaku Heroes."

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Mon May 19, 2014, 02:37 AM

6. Humans have turned the moon into

A dump,
A Billboard,
A scheme for making the moon a corporate enterprise
A target range
A place to crash into
and possibly a way to claim the moon for the Emperor of Japan.

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