December 27, 2017
A startup company in Japan is planning to sell advertisement space on the moon.
The Tokyo-based company — Ispace — recently received an influx of funds in the form of a $90 million investment.
They are said to be developing a lunar lander, which is expected to carry out two unmanned missions to the moon by the year 2020.
The company will then set up a device on their rovers that can project a small billboard similar to the ones on earth.
This is not the first time Japan has attempted to advertise from space.
Back in 1990, a Japanese TV station sent one of their reporters to outer space on a Russian flight featuring their network’s logo on the rocket.