# Harmless answers Babble challenge: 50 ways of sending something to the moon

1. Saturn V rocket

2. SpaceX Starship

3. Shine a torch (the something you are sending is light photons)

4. Point a radioactive source towards the moon

5. Point a neutrino emitter

6. Send data by interfacing with the satelites around the moon

7. Invent teleportation, and then teleport there

8. Create a machine that can exactly copy your object and then destroy the ‘original’, use it to get the object to the moon, and then resolve the resulting dilemma about whether it’s the ‘same’ object with your choice of counterargument

9. Space elevator

10. Just walk

11. Sit on a nuke, and then detonate it

12. Actually, just detonate a nuke anywhere in an atmosphere, and statistically speaking at least one air particle is likely to make it

13. Project Orion Battleship (possible overlap with previous two)

14. Jump really high

15. Make a seesaw, stand on one end, and have a heavy object fall from lunar orbit onto the other end

16. Climb a ladder

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18. Decelerate the moon until it crashes into earth, so that everything on the earth is also on the moon

19. Wait for a quantum event of negligable probability to take it there

20. Promise someone £1 billion conditional on them getting the object to the moon

21. Use that one company whose thing is sending products to the moon so they can say that there’s one of those products on the moon

22. Wait for someone else to attempt a lunar landing mission, and sneak the object onboard (fun fact: it’s already been done with the lunar art museum https://​​www.youtube.com/​​watch?v=csInNn6pfT4)

23. Reclassify Earth as the moon

24. Reclassify anything reachable as the moon, and then place the object on that

25. Place the object on the Apollo lunar samples

26. Monorail

27. Regular rail

28. Rail, but with more than two rails

29. Use a plane to accelerate really fast in-atmophere, and use that momentum to get to the moon

30. Ditto, but with running

31. Cannon

32. Trebuchet

33. Catapult

34. Make something that disables Earth’s relative gravitational field for an object, and turn it on at the right time

35. Accelerate really fast in a submarine, and use that momentum to get to the moon

36. Use a fishing rod to tether the moon, and reel it in until it’s close enough

37. Use a fishing rod to tether the moon, and reel yourslef towards it

38. Use a fishing rod to tether another celestial body, and reel yourself towards it until you’re in the path of the moon, then wait for it to arrive

39. Stand on a mirror that faces downwards, which rises upwards on a stream of photons bouncing between this mirror and another mirror on earth that faces skywards

40. Project Sea Dragon

41. A tower comprised of Delta-V stages

42. A space shuttle, with more stages

43. Make a bridge that spirals from earth to the moon, and then walk

44. Ditto, but with a road vehicle

45. Fold an A4 piece of paper 45 times, and then climb up the resulting stack

46. Climb up a rope

47. Climb up a fireman’s pole, and then slide down the last fraction to the moon

48. Gather a large number of golf balls, and hit each one away from yourself to accelerate

49. Use a spray can

And finally, the most impractial item on the list

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