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JAPAN PLANS FIRST LUNAR BILLBOARD
Breitbart ^ | 5-19-14 | by JORDAN SCHACHTEL

Posted on 05/19/2014 1:31:24 PM PDT by kingattax

Japan has announced plans to become the first country to advertise on the moon.

According to UPI, Japanese company Otsuka plans to send a 2.2 pound titanium can to the moon that will act as a miniature billboard. The can will be filled with Pocari Sweat Powder, which turns into a sports drink when water is added. Otsuka said it hopes to inspire people to travel the almost 250 thousand miles to the moon and be the first to add water to the cannister, creating a well-deserved refreshment after the long journey.

“Otsuka hopes that one day youths interested in space will live out their dreams, collect the DREAM CAPSULE and drink the POCARI SWEAT mixed with the water found on the moon,” said the press release.

The can is expected to hit the lunar surface via the Falcon 9 spacecraft, which was designed by SpaceX under billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.

The capsule will be engraved with messages from Japanese schoolchildren, stored as data on 120 titanium plates.

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maybe the kids could catch a ride to the moon from "gamera"
1 posted on 05/19/2014 1:31:24 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
maybe the kids could catch a ride to the moon from "gamera"

which is almost as good as bringing a Rodan sculpture...

2 posted on 05/19/2014 1:34:50 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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RE “Otsuka hopes that one day youths interested in space will live out their dreams, collect the DREAM CAPSULE and drink the POCARI SWEAT mixed with the water found on the moon,” said the press release. “

Right, maybe they will text themselves there.

3 posted on 05/19/2014 1:35:15 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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4 posted on 05/19/2014 1:37:10 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: kingattax

Kewl

When do they open the first all night diner??


5 posted on 05/19/2014 1:38:07 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: kingattax; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; GeronL; Daffynition
“Otsuka hopes that one day youths interested in space will live out their dreams, collect the DREAM CAPSULE and drink the POCARI SWEAT mixed with the water found on the moon,” said the press release.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 1:38:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Yo-Yo

Just more
Earth trash to be spread through out the Universe!


7 posted on 05/19/2014 1:38:50 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Regulator

Is the lunar all night diner located on the dark side of the moon?


8 posted on 05/19/2014 1:38:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: kingattax

If there isn’t some sort of U.N. resolution to prevent junking up the moon like that, there ought to be. That’s just tacky. And we got more than enough tacky to go around down here as it is.


9 posted on 05/19/2014 1:39:20 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: kingattax

MOST important would be that they bring back the used can to Recycle, so as not to litter the lunar landscape…


10 posted on 05/19/2014 1:41:19 PM PDT by mikrofon (Hey, 5 yen is 5 yen too ;)
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To: Viking2002

since it’s doing such a great job with the earth, you suggest letting the UN start mucking up space too ?

you might want to rethink that


11 posted on 05/19/2014 1:41:28 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Is the lunar all night diner located on the dark side of the moon?
Is no darkside, only nearside and farside.

Fight the Free Sh☭t Nation

12 posted on 05/19/2014 1:41:54 PM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: kingattax

Yeah, on second thought, they’d find a way to having it look like Times Square in the process.........


13 posted on 05/19/2014 1:43:09 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: kingattax
According to UPI, Japanese company Otsuka plans to send a 2.2 pound titanium can to the moon that will act as a miniature billboard. The can will be filled with Pocari Sweat Powder, which turns into a sports drink when water is added. Otsuka said it hopes to inspire people to travel the almost 250 thousand miles to the moon and be the first to add water to the cannister, creating a well-deserved refreshment after the long journey.

Sounds less like a billboard and more like a remotely situated can of dehydrated sports drink. How far do they expect somebody to go for a bottle of Gatorade, anyway?
14 posted on 05/19/2014 1:43:35 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: kingattax
Same thing:


15 posted on 05/19/2014 1:44:15 PM PDT by twister881
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To: a fool in paradise
No, in orbit.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 1:44:44 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: kingattax

“...Otsuka said it hopes to inspire people to travel the almost 250 thousand miles to the moon and be the first to add water to the cannister, creating a well-deserved refreshment after the long journey.”

Hope they don’t perish from lack of oxygen when they open their face shield to drink the mixture...


17 posted on 05/19/2014 1:45:46 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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we need to make sure that sheila jackson lee doesn’t find out about this !


18 posted on 05/19/2014 1:47:39 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Viking2002
“If there isn’t some sort of U.N. resolution to prevent junking up the moon like that, there ought to be. That’s just tacky. And we got more than enough tacky to go around down here as it is.”

There's a dozen tons of junk on the moon from the USA alone

19 posted on 05/19/2014 2:06:02 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: kingattax

no no no a thousand times no


20 posted on 05/19/2014 2:09:06 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: varyouga

That particular ‘junk’ wasn’t trying to sell ‘sweat in a can’ or whatever it is the Japanese are trying to push. It had scientific value to it when it got there (assuming it survived impact).


21 posted on 05/19/2014 2:43:43 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: kingattax

Let me guess, since it’s Japanese it will have to somehow feature a female superhero school girl who in transforming loses her school uniform becoming momentarily naked before donning her super hero costume. I mean that is kind of the standard for Japanese isn’t it?


22 posted on 05/19/2014 2:51:01 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: kingattax

Great. Humanity hasn’t settled the moon yet, so we’re sending our litter on ahead?


23 posted on 05/19/2014 7:46:04 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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