Everyone has his or her own way of storing personal mementos like family photographs and heirloom jewelry. Some of us put them in frames. Others lock them in trunks. But now, for the first time, people will have a one-of-a-kind way of preserving their cherished belongings forever: They’ll be able to send them to the moon.
For the past several months, private spaceflight company Astrobotic Technology has been selling cargo space on its upcoming lunar moon probe to anyone interested in sending small tokens of terrestrial significance to the lunar surface. The project is called MoonMail. Dan Hendrickson, director of business development at Astrobotic, said the level of demand has been surprisingly high. → Keep Reading