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Rich People Will Soon Be Able To Buy Fake Meteor Showers On Demand.

In the latest scheme of the booming private space industry, a Japanese company proposes to light up the night with made-to-order shooting stars…

The fireworks will come courtesy of a satellite some 220 miles high, owned by the world’s first “aerospace entertainment” firm, Astro Live Experiences, or ALE.

The brainchild of University of Tokyo astronomer Lena Okajima, the spacecraft will circle the globe and kick out 15 to 20 small metallic pebbles on command.

Here is the story, and for the pointer I thank DL.


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