Social Media Sidebar

Announcement

Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

People say we're running out of energy. That's only true if we stick with these old 19th century technologies. We are awash in energy from sunlight.

 

Ray Kurzweil

 

Japan's ambitious plan to put a sports drink on the Moon by 2015

RATE THIS! +16
Posted in Science on 16th May, 2014 08:13 PM by AlexMuller

Many of us have dreamed of walking on the Moon, but one Japanese company seems to have had a sort of different goal in mind: advertising. The Lunar Dream Capsule Project is beverage company Otsuka's idea of a philanthropic venture, though what it boils down to is the hurling of an aluminum can onto the lunar surface.

 

The can will be filled with a powdered version of Otsuka's Pocari Sweat sports. While we admit that any drink whose name ends in "sweat" definitely sounds delicious, Otsuka's plan to have someone eventually drink the sports drink in powdered form while on a visit to the Moon's surface could be a bit of a moonshot (you're welcome).

 

The aluminum can will arrive on the Moon next year, propelled there by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. There it will rest until someday, some Japanese astronaut cracks it open and "drinks" the powder inside.


Tags: spaceSpaceXmoonFalcon 9

Read original article » Back to category

Comments

Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-05-17
+1
This is very amusing! Advertising that will grab attention is what any company really wants. Having a product being consumed on the moon and delivered there by Space X is something that will be the first of the kind and hard to beat! Reply


 

Recent headlines

  • Posted in Business on 2017-08-23 12:57:37
    Microsoft unveils Brainwave, a system for running.....read more
    Posted in Science on 2017-08-23 12:54:12
    Global Solar Capacity Set to Surpass Nuclear..read more
    Posted in Business on 2017-08-23 12:50:10
    Ethereum leads AMD and Nvidia GPUs to a historic quarter..read more
    Posted in Software on 2017-08-23 12:45:25
    Android Oreo released by Google..read more
    Posted in Business on 2017-08-22 18:43:15
    Beyond Rooftops: States Move to Encourage Community Solar..read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 Downloads..read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into new.....read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs,.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short Sighted..read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, but.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target mitochondria..read more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    Scientists probe Neptune's depths to reveal secrets of icy.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Rebutting the claim that antidepressants do not work..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Artificial neural networks decode brain activity during.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Four Earth-sized planets detected orbiting the nearest.....read more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Username:
Password:
Remember me
or

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Username:
Email:
Password:
Verify password:
Remember me