THEY WANT TO BUILD A PERMANENT BASE ON THE MOON IN 20 YEARS

THEY WANT TO BUILD A PERMANENT BASE ON THE MOON IN 20 YEARS

The European Space Agency (ESA) wants to build a permanent base on the moon, in the same place where the Russians first arrived half a century and Americans took their first steps. In this ambitious project, which still needs a couple of decades to materialize – is based at the European Astronaut Centre, based in the German city of Cologne.

“My intention is to build a permanent base on the moon, an open station to different Member States around the world”, said Jan Warner, director of ESA.

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The base would be to facilitate the use of metals, minerals and water ice on the Moon. However, the project has threats, such as solar and cosmic radiation, micrometeorites and extreme temperatures. 

For this reason the Irish scientist, Cowley Aidan, proposes to build radomes. “It occurred to us that we could use this material in three dimensions to build a structure or LEM habitable, and we believe it can be done. Our concept is that a robot vehicle will land on the surface of the Moon and construct an inflatable dome as a basis to build the protective layer that will protect astronauts safely inside, “he said.

ESA recognizes that still need 20 years at least until the technology is ready to make this project possible.

THEY WANT TO BUILD A PERMANENT BASE ON THE MOON IN 20 YEARS

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  1. Tim Sweezea,The moon is seismically active.Between 1969 and 1972, Apollo astronauts placed seismometers at their landing sites around the moon.On Earth, vibrations from quakes usually die away in only half a minute. The reason has to do with chemical weathering, Neal explains: “Water weakens stone, expanding the structure of different minerals. When energy propagates across such a compressible structure, it acts like a foam sponge—it deadens the vibrations.” Even the biggest earthquakes stop shaking in less than 2 minutes. The moon, however, is dry, cool and mostly rigid, like a chunk of stone or iron. So moonquakes set it vibrating like a tuning fork. Even if a moonquake isn’t intense, “it just keeps going and going,” Neal says.

    • Thats why we should be a little afraid for the Mars colonists thats scheduled to go there and never return. My guess is right after they arrive some kind of “malfunction” will occur with their comm equipment and we’ll never hear from them again. Theres too much on Mars for them to see and report back to Earth.

    • I finally saw the footage of the Russian probe on Mar`s moon Phobos. The last minute of the film as the satellite orbits Phobos you can see what looks like a rocket ship coming up towards the satellite. As it nears the craft it becomes clear its a monolith like in 2001 a Space Odyssey. The Monolith makes contact with the satellite and the feed goes dead !

  2. Carl Thomas you should know that we have been told not to ever return to the moon. …unless of course we have secretly made a deal with the aliens or sabotaged their operations

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