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WHO needs the International Space Station? Swedish researchers are readying a robot to build a flat-pack house on the moon.
They say the small cottage will stand as a symbol of what humankind can achieve, the Advertiser reports.
The project is a collaboration between Sweden's Malardalen University and artist Mikael Genberg, who reportedly has approached the country's flat-pack furniture giant Ikea for sponsorship.
"If you aim for the stars, at least you'll reach the treetops, or even the moon," said Malardalen professor Lars Asplund.
The cottage is to be erected on the moon's surface by 2012 by a small robot known as "Roony", developed by Malardalen.
Originally posted by Azador
What a complete waste of resources and money.
Originally posted by CherryDuck
I really do hope this happens, tho i seriously doubt it will. It comes to me as a wonder that the American's haven't placed anything like this on the moon (besides um.... the flag lol). Wouldn't it be nice to look through our telescopes and see a little red house on the moon.... then again maybe we should watch out for the greeny's. No doubt the moon has a right to decide what fashion accesories it wears
Originally posted by Astyanax