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Far Out Disaster Recovery Services

Ah the moon. Our closest celestial buddy in the sky. It governs our tides, rules our emotions (allegedly) and now, if TransOrbital Inc. has their way, the moon will be home to the first outer space disaster recovery storage center.

The idea is that if there's a worldwide catastrophe that wipes out even the most heavily guarded data -- the moon would provide a safe haven to recover all the lost information. TransOrbital says it could build and deploy self-healing servers and storage to the lunar surface in order to to enable disaster recovery and archival services.

A nice idea. But personally, if there's a disaster of global proportions, I can't imagine too many companies would be worried about getting their newsletter subscriptions lists back -- what with all the earth-shattering kabooms, and the running and the screaming and the praying and the....