September 1, 2011
Domino’s Aims To Open Up Moon-Based Restaurant
Domino's Pizza in Japan announced plans on Thursday to open the first pizza restaurant on the Moon.
Pizza Hut set the bar in 2001 by delivering a pizza to astronauts orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station.
In December, Pizza Hit paid a person $32,000 to work for one hour delivering pizzas.
The company estimates the entire project will cost about $21 billion, of which $7.2 billion will be required to transport 70 tons of construction materials and pizza-making equipment to the moon aboard 15 rockets.
Domino's said it will keep costs down by using mineral deposits on the moon to make the concrete.
The design is anticipated to be a two-story dome with a diameter of about 85 feet and a basement level constructed of steel plating and an area to prepare pizzas. The staff would be required to live on the premises.
"We started thinking about this project last year, although we have not yet determined when the restaurant might open," Tomohide Matsunaga, a spokesman for Domino's, told The Daily Telegraph.
"In the future, we anticipate there will be many people living on the moon, astronauts who are working there and, in the future, citizens of the moon," he said.
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