A beautiful night to start the long trip to the Moon © Lonely Planet/Getty Images
Asked by: Matt B, Glastonbury
Astronomer Fred Hoyle was the first to point out that if you could drive a car upwards at 95km/h (60mph), it would only take about an hour to get into space. To get to the Moon would take a little longer though, since it's 400,000km (250,000 miles) away - around 10 times the circumference of the Earth. So it would take as long as driving around the world 10 times - just under six months. Your only real problem (apart from the lack of air for your lungs and for burning the petrol) would be finding a garage to refuel - and that has a loo!