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British scientists are crowdfunding a moon landing

There's a Kickstarter fund out there for you, whether you're a Zach Braff super fan, a potato salad lover, or a space enthusiast just dying to get your DNA on the moon.

British scientists launched a Kickstarter to fund Lunar Mission One, a mission that would send a robotic lander to the moon's South Pole, an area not yet explored. Some of the funding levels have delightfully weird rewards: Depending on how much you fork over, you can get a strand of your hair on the moon or a chance to name the landing module.

The scientists are asking for about $1 million to start, but note they'll continue fundraising over the next decade. The moon trip is set for 2024.