Yes, you read that correctly. The MOON will get its first mobile phone network in 2019. This will enable high-definition streaming from the moon back to earth.
Vodafone Germany, network equipment maker Nokia and carmaker Audi are working together to support the mission. Vodafone and Nokia will work together to develop a space-grade network, a piece of hardware weighing less than a bag of sugar. Albeit not explicitly stated, Audi’s role in this project is likely to be on the transportation of the hardware.
While this highlights a significant step towards the colonisation of Mars, there are mixed reactions among netizens.
So instead of caring about the poor, we decide to use all the money on an experiment with little practical means? Is the internet really more important than lives?
A Practical Use?
That level of sarcasm…
A Moon Conspiracy Theory?