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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)

If you are interested in space junk, you will want to collect these stories:

(This Science Fiction in the News story used with permission from Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction.)

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Bill Christensen is the founder and editor of Technovelgy (opens in new tab), a website dedicated to cataloguing  the inventions, technology and ideas of science fiction writers. Bill is a dedicated reader of science fiction with a passion about science and the history of ideas. For 10 years, he worked as writer creating technical documentation for large companies such as Ford, Unisys and Northern Telecom and currently works to found and maintain large websites. You can see Bill's latest project on Twitter (opens in new tab).