RIA Vovosti “A project for a flight around the Moon really exists and we are currently studying it,” said Alexei Krasnov, the head of the agency’s department of piloted programs. “This flight may cost some $100 million for a tourist.”
An 8 to 10 day trip involving a stop at the ISS. The trip will rendevous with a booster that can drive the Soyuz capsule to the Moon and back. One loop of the moon and it’s back to planet Earth. A memorable trip to be sure.

An Ipod Tooting Patron in a Wire BarCNN is reporting that a new Ipod birthed craze has begun to sweep across the nightlife scene. The concept is a “Wired Bar”. Essentially patrons can bring their favorite tracks along on their favorite portable media device (an ipod) and then can plug into the bar and share their tastes. The service, offered free at a growing number of establishments seems to be replacing the traditional Jukebox, not to mention the traditional DJ.

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One of the perhaps unthought of repercussions of Google Video is that people will want to find a use for their webcams. The result is video any normal person would want to delete and burn almost immediately. But somehow it’s entertaining to watch, if not disturbing that people dance and sing for their computers, then distribute it to the world.

Who am I kidding… I need a video camera.

Chinese Astonauts
The Washington Post is reporting that China has announced official plans to place a man on the moon within the next 15 years. If this holds to be true, the moon could once again fire up perhaps the greatest spending spree every seen: A second space race.

While the previous space race helped to bankrupt the Soveit Union, the Soviet Union did not have the incredible Wealth of China. Then again, the United States didn’t borrow much of its wartime funding from the Soviet Union either.

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Vnunet.com reports that in its latest bid of expansionism, Google has opted to help ease the pain of boredom at the world’s busiest international airport, Heathrow. This is undoubtedly heralded among the “bad-luck” travelers of the world who will undoubtedly face delays and cancellations as winter begins to take hold in the Northern Hemisphere and the Holiday Travel season begins to gear up.

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