The Open Luna Foundation wants to leverage the power of the open source community to go to the moon.
First these space geeks want to send robots to the moon coupled with "extensive public relations and outreach." Then they hope to send people there too. Actually the Open Luna Foundation would like to create a six-person settlement on the moon that is open to anyone.
And that's one of the key components to this project - openness.
"All aspects of the mission plan and hardware will be open source," according to the Open Luna Web site.
Minnesota Public Radio reported today that "OpenLuna is an open source, wiki-based attempt to design a leaner, meaner, public driven moon mission."