Only in Japan: Manmade Meteor Shower

After previous missteps, Tokyo needs their hosting of the Olympics to not only go smoothly, but to wow visitors in order to regain some face. If Japan-based research company Star-ALE has their way, they’ll be the ones to provide the opening ceremony show-stopper that will get things off to a fantastical start—by way of a manmade meteor shower lighting up the night sky.

Source: Fireworks of the Future? Startup Looks to Launch Manmade Meteor Shower for Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony – Core77

It’s about $8M in pellets, which for Olympic style fireworks isn’t crazy, plus launch costs. But the idea that a manmade meteor shower might actually be part of big events in the future is pretty crazy.

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