Domino’s pizza restaurant chain has come forward with a wish to open a pizza store on the moon.
Scott K. Oelkers, Domino’s Japan President, estimates that the total cost of such an undertaking would be somewhere around 1.6 trillion yen ($21 billion).
Around Y560bn will be needed to carry 70 tonnes of construction materials and pizza-making equipment to the moon aboard 15 rockets.
Wanting to take advantage of local resources, Domino’s said costs will be kept down by using mineral deposits on the moon to make the concrete.
“In the future, we anticipate there will be many people living on the moon, astronauts who are working there and, in the future, citizens of the moon,” said a Domino’s representative.
“We started thinking about this project last year, although we have not yet determined when the restaurant might open.”
Some believe this comes as a counter-attack to rival pizza chain Pizza Hut which in 2001 delivered a pizza to astronauts orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station.
TheDailyTelegraph said that Domino’s fought back last year in a series of events to mark the 25th anniversary of its arrival in Japan.
In December, the company paid one person Y2.5 million (£20,046) to work for one hour delivering pizzas.