Would you pay to put your music on the moon?
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A project to raise money for a private mission to the moon has begun.
You could even take part.
For as little as $15, Lunar Mission One gives the public a chance to buy space on memory discs. The discs will be buried in a hole. It would be drilled into the lunar surface.
The public will be invited to leave music, photos and videos on the discs. The project will help create a chronicle of the people of Earth. Those offering more funding could leave more data. This could include DNA in the form of a strand of hair.
To raise money, Kickstarter will be used. It's an online crowd-funding site.
The mission plans to land a spacecraft on the moon in 10 years. The spacecraft will drill a hole at least 21 yards deep. But the hole could go as deep as 109 yards. That would provide access to rock that is billions of years old.
"We have carried out research and been quite surprised by how keen people are," said David Iron. He is a British engineer. "School kids think the idea of having a bit of themselves on the moon is fantastic."
Lunar Mission One hopes to tap into the recent excitement of space exploration. The European Space Agency just landed a spacecraft on a comet. The comet was speeding through our solar system at 41,000 mph.