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Recycling Center Needed On the Moon

Recycling Center Needed On the Moon
Apollo 15 Commander Dave Scott photographed the Lunar Rover at the end of the last EVA. (Image credit: NASA)

If all of these craft could be collected in one used spacecraft lot, the sales brochure would look like this.

Science fiction writers have already explored the idea of a used spacecraft lot on the Moon. In his 1941 novel Methuselah's Children, writer Robert Heinlein describes it this way:

They suited up and left the dome by North Tunnel, then strolled along the grounded ships in the long, easy strides of low gravity... (Read more about Lunar Used Spacecraft Lot)

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Bill Christensen catalogues the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers at his website, Technovelgy. He is a contributor to Live Science and