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== Moon Colony ==
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A moon colony is a proposed establishment of human settelements in or on the moon's surface. Habitation of lunar land could potentially benefit Earth. Some examples include bountiful solar power, solving overpopulation, and elements such as Helium-3 to drive a pending fusion economy. Here, staging areas could also be constructed to launch future missions to Mars.
  
A moon colony is a proposed establishment of human settelements in or on the moon's surface. Habitation of lunar land boasts great economical and envioronmental advantages for Earth. Some include bountiful solar power, destroying overpopulation, and elements such as Helium-3 to drive a pending fusion economy.
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Assuming it feasible and the medical issues of low gravity is solved, there are many compelling reasons to found a society in and on the lunar surface in the short term, rather than other bodies of our solar system. These include:
  
  
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* The Moon has low escape velocity, meaning it would cost less to ship materials from Moon to space, or rather to Earth. This importation of lunar material could pay off the large investment required for a functional, human/robot colony. In the long term, this benefits other places in need of moon material. (Furthering the income)
  
Advantages:
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* With current technology, there is a miniscule, second long time lapse between Earth and the Moon communication-wise. In the case of life threatening scenarios, humans on Earth would have more time to address the problem and send evacuation craft, increasing the probability of the colonist's survival.
  
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* Because of the lack of atmosphere, combined with extremely slow rotations, sunlight could be harvested with virtually no intereference and the poles. This also doubles to be superb for stargazers to observe astronomical objects and days at a time.
  
* Due to the fact the Moon has low escape velocity, it would cost less to send material from Moon to space, or to Earth, rather than Earth to any space body
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* The moon's regolith is rich in elements, both rare and common.
  
* With current technology, there is a miniscule time lapse between Earth and the Moon communication-wise, meaning in a life threatening scenario, humans on Earth would have more time to address the problem and send evacuation craft to save colonists.
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* Gazing at the moon serves somewhat of a psychological benefit to stargazers
  
* In the previous mentioned point, the Moon is only approx. 384,400 km. away from Earth, meaning a rescue force could come within days, that time projection growing smaller as technology progresses.
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Investments
  
* The moon's rotation is slow, meaning that a astronomical objects could be observed days at a time without them moving much or at all. The polar regions would be the most logical choice for telescopes, due to an even slower rotation due to location.
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In order to create a thriving civilization, one must gain the support of the general public to pay for expense for importing matter etc.
  
* Gazing at the moon serves somewhat of a psychological benefit to stargazers
 
  
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== Designs and Ideas==
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Contrary to 1950's science fiction ideas of geodistic domes and sheild generatators to solve both radiation and atmospheric requirements are extremely
 
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Revision as of 12:53, 28 July 2007

A moon colony is a proposed establishment of human settelements in or on the moon's surface. Habitation of lunar land could potentially benefit Earth. Some examples include bountiful solar power, solving overpopulation, and elements such as Helium-3 to drive a pending fusion economy. Here, staging areas could also be constructed to launch future missions to Mars.

Assuming it feasible and the medical issues of low gravity is solved, there are many compelling reasons to found a society in and on the lunar surface in the short term, rather than other bodies of our solar system. These include:


  • The Moon has low escape velocity, meaning it would cost less to ship materials from Moon to space, or rather to Earth. This importation of lunar material could pay off the large investment required for a functional, human/robot colony. In the long term, this benefits other places in need of moon material. (Furthering the income)
  • With current technology, there is a miniscule, second long time lapse between Earth and the Moon communication-wise. In the case of life threatening scenarios, humans on Earth would have more time to address the problem and send evacuation craft, increasing the probability of the colonist's survival.
  • Because of the lack of atmosphere, combined with extremely slow rotations, sunlight could be harvested with virtually no intereference and the poles. This also doubles to be superb for stargazers to observe astronomical objects and days at a time.
  • The moon's regolith is rich in elements, both rare and common.
  • Gazing at the moon serves somewhat of a psychological benefit to stargazers

Investments

In order to create a thriving civilization, one must gain the support of the general public to pay for expense for importing matter etc.


Designs and Ideas

Contrary to 1950's science fiction ideas of geodistic domes and sheild generatators to solve both radiation and atmospheric requirements are extremely


UNDER CONSTRUCTION