Re: Bad news: A company wants to sell artificial shooting stars.
I'm betting somebody is already working on huge orbital billboards for advertisement. *sob*
Just as soon as the optics work you'll be getting treated to the "Moon Laser" (tm) - which will advertise, for a fee, to everyone on the dark part of the planet whatever message/logo the corp with the deepest pockets that day desires.
It'll only end when the tech becomes cheap enough that "we" can overwrite it with lasers of our own, the proliferation of which will eventually ensure a turd brown moon nightly.