Lunar Library

Last week, a SpaceX rocket launched a lunar landing module from its base in Florida. That would be interesting in its self, but the mission is an Israeli crowdfunded project to land a module the size of a home washing machine on the moon surface. Along with its science experiments, the $100 million project will be depositing a “Lunar Library” on the moon’s surface. This unusual payload is made-up of 25 DVD-sized discs containing among other things the equivalent of 30 million pages of data. This information includes the entirety of the English language version of Wikipedia. I’m not sure who the target audience is for the library, but I don’t think they will need a library card.

 

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