The Dominos Pizza company are planning to build a store on the moon, the Pizza Hut company delivered a pizza to the International Space Station and now Dominos wants to outdo them by constructing a dome-shaped restaurant on the moon. Construction firm Maeda Corp has come up with the design for the dome-shaped building that will be using local materials on the moon and the company estimates the entire project will cost Y1.67 trillion – some £13.4 billion – of which Y560 billion (£4.5 billion) will be required to transport 70 tons of construction materials and pizza-making equipment to the moon aboard 15 rockets. This is a huge amount of effort to expend to build a simple Dominos pizza shop but if they build this on the moon, then surely they will be able to build a proper moon base as well. How long will it be until a Hilton hotel is on the moon? But seriously the thought of having a pizza store on the moon or anything built on the moon is an amazing thought. We need a moon base to expand the reach of humanity and begin our travel to the stars.
This is being envisioned by the Japanese arm of Dominos and they seem to be quite serious about this too. I am sure that if the Japanese can reach the moon, then other private enterprise firms can too. Sure America are heading for a recession and their economy is going down the toilet, but at least the Japanese can afford to dream of conquering our nearest neighbour in space. The moon base would have to be constructed of very tough and thick material to protect against solar radiation and to keep the occupants warm, but I am sure this can be done. If only they could build something that can be seen from Earth, but something like that would be prohibitively large. Still, the idea of having the Japanese beat America to a moon base is good. Are they going to create giant fighting robots to fight off alien invaders?If they can really do this then will they eventually build a store on the planet Mars as well? Now that would be cool. I am not sure if they are really going to do this or if this is a publicity stunt, but it sure is a good plan. I hope the Nazis that supposedly live on the moon appreciate the tasty pizzas.