Domino’s to Send Pizza to the Moon
With Russian firm Orbital Technologies revealing plans for the first Commercial Space Stations, aka space hotel, it only seems right that restaurants are opened in space as well. However, Domino’s pizza is looking to take its food a little further away from Earth - the Moon.
The Japanese arm of Domino’s has proposed that one of its restaurants be built on Earth’s closest galactic neighbour. This brings the pizza publicity war to a peak following rival chain Pizza Hut setting the bar in 2001 with the delivery of pizza to astronauts in the International Space Station. Last year, Domino’s hit back with a series of events to mark 25 years of serving Japan. It paid one person ¥2.5 billion for delivering pizzas for one hour in December.
According to reports, construction company Maeda Corp is developing plans for a dome-shaped concrete restaurant for the surface of the moon. It’s estimated that the project will cost ¥1.67 trillion - ¥560 billion of which will be needed to transport 70 tonnes of construction materials and equipment to the moon on 15 rockets.
Domino’s says it will keep the expenses down by using mineral deposits on the moon to create concrete. This is estimated to cost about ¥194 billion. Spokesman Tomohide Matsunaga told reporters that they started thinking up this project last year, but they haven’t determined when the restaurant will be opened. They expect to be offering delivery services in the future, when they think many people will live on the moon - astronauts working there and even citizens.