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Old 12-16-2017, 09:23 AM
 
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Didnt the Apollo astronauts make remarks about the size of structures they saw on the moon? I remember listening to a recording of this back in high school social studies class, I havent listened to it in awhile, but I do recall them being amazed at how large some of the structures were.
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:26 AM
 
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Default The future is soon

Large & deep lava tunnels - with access to the surface - are an excellent start: radiation shielding, protection from solar flares, mass coronal ejections, etc. If there's water ice down there somewhere, so much the better. The next trick is fabbing structural supports (out of regolith?) & figuring out how to seal the tunnel walls against air loss.

Time to set up the equivalent of a pup tent base camp & see what we can do with regolith, sealing surfaces, energy generation, & so on.
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Old 12-17-2017, 01:33 PM
 
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:15 AM
 
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That's an impressive photo! Where was this taken? Looks pretty massive in size. A lot bigger than the hole on the Moon. I see what appears to be a couple of people. One (on the right in the depression) might be a shadow of a person. The other is somewhat to the left on the rise in the background (by the bright light). Regardless, it looks like a very large chamber.
That is the largest cave chamber in the Eastern U.S., in Rumbling Falls Cave, in Tennessee. Yes, there are two men in the picture setting off flash units to illuminate the chamber. There is also a caver repelling on a rope in the middle of the image.
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:59 PM
 
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I thought moon dust was too much of a problem to make living there worth it.
Moon dust is indeed a big problem. Today, there's an article outlining a potential proposal to setup a permanent habitat on the Moon in a way that would reduce health risks to humans.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...ace/ar-BBGWg2K
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:38 AM
 
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https://www.theguardian.com/science/...sation-of-moon

If nothing else, going back to the Moon initiates the new sport of lunar spelunking.

But finding a safe habitat, possibly with a water source, goes a long way towards making human colonization possible. Also, being an ancient lava tube, IMO there's a high probability that there are many more caves available and ready to be developed into human habitats.
It's a fairy-tale dude...that's why they called their "orbiter" Kaguya (moon princess from a Japanese fairy tale)...in other words the Japs are full of ****. No one has ever gone beyond what is erroneously called a low earth "orbit."

Japan says lunar chasm measuring 50km long and 100 metres wide could be used as a base for astronauts and their equipment...could be used...if it were actually true.
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:42 AM
 
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Moon dust is indeed a big problem. Today, there's an article outlining a potential proposal to setup a permanent habitat on the Moon in a way that would reduce health risks to humans.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...ace/ar-BBGWg2K
Maybe the over paid prognosticator should figure out a way for humans to survive the Van Allen Radiation Belt(s) before worrying about habituating on the moon.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:03 AM
 
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Little Witness, you seem to be one of those who believes that the Apollo missions were filmed on a Hollywood studio back stage.

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Old 12-21-2017, 10:40 AM
 
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Little Witness, you seem to be one of those who believes that the Apollo missions were filmed on a Hollywood studio back stage.
They have yet to solve the problem of the Van Allen Radiation Belt(s). Cute cartoon though.
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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They have yet to solve the problem of the Van Allen Radiation Belt(s). Cute cartoon though.
Yes, they did solve the problem of the Van Allen Radiation Belt - they identified sections of the belt where the radiation was the weakest and plotted courses through those sections.
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