LONDON – It's the moon mission for the masses.
A project to fund a private lunar exploration mission got underway Monday, offering the public the chance to take part.
For as little as 10 pounds ($15), Lunar Mission One gives the public a chance to buy space on memory discs that will be buried in a hole drilled into the lunar surface. The public will be invited to leave music, photos and videos on the disc — helping creating a chronicle of the people of Earth.
The mission will use crowd-funding platform Kickstarter to finance its development phase.
The mission plans to land a spacecraft on the moon in 10 years. It will drill a hole 300 feet (90 meters) deep and extract material for science that is billions of years old.