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Space for sale

Other: Space: Vacuum?
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How could you sell nothing, and charge an outrageous sum of money for it?

Why just open and then re-seal pressure canisters designed to withstand re-entry in the vacuum of space, each equipped with a homing beacon.

There's only a limited supply so order yours today!

Space collectibles http://www.wired.co...llery_space_auction
[normzone, Apr 14 2009]


       Yeah, but first you gotta buy canisters of air. Even at wholesale, bottled air is getting expensive.   

       But I'd take a six-pack of nothing. +
Amos Kito, Mar 01 2008

       //How could you sell nothing, and charge an outrageous sum of money for it?// Large banks do this all the time. Have you ever walked out of a bank with a bag full of goods?   

       //There's only a limited supply// So you don't believe the universe (space) is infinite?
Canuck, Mar 01 2008

       Nope. Well only to the extent that it recycles itself.   

       I wrote an anno containing the word Placebotox a long time ago and the next thing you know Botox Cosmetic is flying off the shelves. I figure this would kick its butt in sales, and should pay for the magnetic rail/gatling gun delivery system in no time. It should be possible to fairly accurately control where the capsules will land for recovery as well.   

       You better hope Mother Nature doesn't catch wind of your plan. She'll destroy every canister she finds, considering how she feels about vacuums.   

       <aside - why isn't the plural of vacuum, vacua? Oh wait, it is. It's just that not many people know it and use it. - aside>
Canuck, Mar 02 2008

       Make them small and people could place them by their entry doors, like a Mezuzah. +
Klaatu, Mar 02 2008

       I expect that untreated space would be rather dirty, so you'd need some kind of device for sanitising it. Perhaps a theoretical physicist could help you.
marklar, Mar 02 2008

       Space means nothing to me!
4whom, Mar 02 2008

       So in my attempt to get some more space my house would become cluttered with bulky and pointless containers. Space is only valuable if you can use it. (As an energy source! Perpetual free energy!)
WcW, Mar 02 2008

       //Not unlike stadium / stadia; aquarium / aquaria; datum / data// and hum/ha; bum/ba ; chewing gum/chewing ga; aluminium/aluminia.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 02 2008

       Many countries already have some infrastructure in place to regulate and ensure quality control (NASA, ESA, CNSA, JAXA, et al), and there are plenty of space cadets around to provide assistance. The retail community is also well on board, already marketing accessories such as space heaters, space saver products, space bags, and so on.   

       <aside - Oz has one of the longest names for a national space agency - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - but it doesn't sound like it has anything to do with space)
Canuck, Mar 02 2008

       Art Tatum/Art Tata
mecotterill, Apr 14 2009

       [+] I like the homing beacon!! (Lost in Space)
xandram, Oct 21 2011

       // Space means nothing to me! //   

       Funny that we judge home cost by square footage, isn't it?
RayfordSteele, Oct 21 2011

       //not many people know it and use it// "vacua" is far too good for hoi polloi.
mouseposture, Oct 21 2011


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