Shoot for the Moon — or Don’t, It’s Probably Boring Up There

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One thing about the moon is that it famously doesn’t have any businesses on it. There are no cute little restaurants experimenting with plant-based dishes, no pedestrian malls or amusement parks, not even a single Pret a Manger, which is really wild. Plus, cell service is limited. Given all of that, would you still want to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the moon? For half of Brits, the answer is no.

According to a new poll by YouGov U.K., 48 percents of Brits said that, even if their safe return were guaranteed, they still would not want to go to the moon. Of those, 23 percent said they wouldn’t want to go because they’re “not interested,” and 11 percent said there’s “nothing/not enough to see or do on the moon.” Nine percent said there was “no point,” and ten percent said they would “rather visit other places on Earth.” In short, they seem to view the moon as boring as hell.

Women and those aged 55 and over were some of the least interested in visiting the moon, with only 31 and 33 percent saying they’d like to go, respectively. Over half of men (56 percent) said they’d like to go, probably because they saw Ad Astra and were like, “I could absolutely fight a space monkey, send me up there ASAP.”

Respondents were not asked, however, if they would like to go to the moon with a billionaire they met on a reality show. As Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa announced recently, he is looking for a girlfriend to join him on SpaceX’s first private trip around the moon. He’ll document his search on a reality show called Full Moon Lovers. That could potentially make the trip to the moon more interesting, because you’d have to work with producers to come with ideas for how to spice up the show. Can you angrily throw wine in someone’s face in space? Maybe someone at NASA would know.

Shoot for the Moon — or Don’t, It’s Probably Boring Up There