Real Life Moonraker Mission?
Yahoo! News reports that Britain is considering a mission to the moon--or two. The second mission, if it happens, will be named "Moonraker." The purpose will be "sending a spacecraft to the surface of the moon in search of suitable sites for potential manned bases." It's a nice homage, and appropriate for the first British moon shot, but don't the namers know the history of "Moonraker" missions? They failed dramatically both in Ian Fleming's book and in the film!