Sunday, August 24, 2014

How Much Does it Cost to go to the Moon?

First thing's first: a special thanks to Matt Schexnayder of for providing the following guest post.

By Matt Schexnayder
When deciding to rent a storage unit, convenience and location are usually two of biggest factors (along with cost obviously) that play into a persons decision. Now, what if that wasn't the case? What if you had the option to store things on the moon?

You heard it right, what if the moon was a viable option to store your belongings? Recently people, or scientists rather, have been discussing the potential the moon has for stashing important documents, rocket launch pads, and even solar farms. 

Intrigued by this idea, the team at decided to take this idea and run with it. In the following infographic, we took a look back at what humans have already done with this "habitable space" as well as what potential it has in the future. 

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Yep, that's right: for every pound you shoot to the Moon, it'll cost you $100,000. Needless to say, going to the Moon (let alone Mars) will cost a fortune but, in the long run, can you put a price on the survival of our species?

I think not.

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