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Want $30 million dollars from Google? It’s easy, land your moon rover and have it do some research over 500 meters and take a bunch of HD pics (yes, iPhone 4 can work – maybe) and you have it. First how to get the vehicle on the moon? Rent space on a rocket that’s already going there, via China? Maybe the Chinese team who years to walk the moon will just do this manually. It has to be a rover, so why not push a cardboard box across the sand of the moon, take pics, grab some samples and bask in the riches. You have a until New Years Eve 2015. (Daily Mainichi – Lunar X)
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Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is hosting an art exhibition in their main flagship space in Washington D.C. I’ve been to this museum a few times now, and each time it gets larger and larger. But the last thing I saw which was sort of tucked away in the last gallery on the second floor in the space section was the art exhibit. I’m guessing art among the space ships would be the most boring for the kids, but it might have been the most memorable. The US Space program is unrivaled except maybe a now splintered USSR program which in the end, probably got the best start and does continue onward. Asia? Not as much, although the space art on postage stamps from Mongolia might be the best.


This Norman Rockwell painting is amazing. Did this happen? Probably not, but the romantic Americana is amazing. Are the helpers really wearing sailor outfits?



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