London's Final Frontier to be Conquered

By sizemore Last edited 144 months ago
London's Final Frontier to be Conquered

You've got to love a headline like this one:

London backs £12m space mission

Sadly we're not going to set up a new borough on the moon (a day return to the Phantom Zone would cost a fortune and the shuttles don't have Oyster readers installed yet), but we are investing in a new satellite to handle mobile phones in the capital. Probably needed after the added strain left by Twitter.

The technology will reduce the need for unpopular masts and could also be used to track motorists, the LDA said.

We like that bit on the end. We're hoping a further press release will mention a laser cannon that targets 4x4s in bus lanes.

Bob Blackman, of the London Assembly Conservatives, said the project appeared to be of questionable benefit for Londoners. "This is an utter waste of taxpayers' money," he said.

Bob... lots of things are an utter waste of taxpayers' money, but at least this idea involves spaceships. Who knows, this could be the first step in creating the Starship Kenterprise.

Last Updated 26 March 2007