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It's In the Can: Masten Space Systems Offers to Launch Your Stuff Into Space

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Do you want to launch something into space? Anything? You'll be able to do that for $99 with a CanSat module from Masten Space Systems. The company is now selling $99 payload slots, where you put whatever you want into one of the CanSat modules, as long as it doesn't weigh more than 350 grams. If you have some bigger stuff, the company is selling slots in 1-kilogram increments for $250 per.

Of course, if your payload is rejected or "a flight does not occur," you get all your money back. We're thinking that "flight does not occur" thing refers to the "space system" taking a nosedive into the desert near Las Cruces, New Mexico on October 20-22. That's where the XPrize Cup will be held, an expo where private space companies (they call themselves "astropreneurs") compete for $3 million in prizes.

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