Establishing a Permanent Moon Base (Luna Base) would
be a challenging task. The first step in building a Luna Base
would be to set up Habitats and Laboratories. They probably
would be modified Space Station Modules.
Possible uses for a Moon Base are: Outpost for astronomical
studies, Stepping Stone to the Planets, an Abundant source of
Raw Materials and Space Tourism.
In 2006 NASA announced plans to construct a solar-powered
outpost at one the moon's poles. The lunar base is expected to
be permanently staffed by 2024. The outpost concept was chosen
over a competing strategy similar to the 1960s and '70s Apollo
program—a series of brief trips to the moon.
The moon base will allow for sustained human presence on the
moon's surface and help the agency prepare for future missions
to Mars and beyond. The announcement was part of NASA's
congressionally mandated strategy to meet U.S. President George
W. Bush's "Vision for U.S. Space Exploration," a plan outlined
The Bush plan includes returning humans to the moon no later
than 2020. The goal is to take advantage of the moon's resources
and to establish a launching point for further explorations.
When will we build a Moonbase?
The logical step after the International
Space Station (ISS) will be to develop a Luna Base
(Moonbase). Will this happen? Who know?
Time is running out-we are all getting OLDER! So if you read
this, email NASA and spread the word. We need Action!
Governments seem to lack the will.
We need to start designing Moon Base
modules on the cheap! Countries such as the USA can design
modules and pay Russian companies to build them.
The Lunar Base Handbook by Peter Eckart,
The Once and Future Moon by
Paul D. Spudis
Project Moonbase (1953) - this is an
old film and you might find it interesting.
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- DVD, Amazon.ca.
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Dr Who: Moonbase: BBC
Shop UK and Europe
Patrick Troughton plays the second Doctor in
this four-episode adventure from 1967, set on Earth's moon and
featuring a return appearance by the emotionless Cybermen. The
year is 2070, and Earth's weather is controlled by a device
called the Gravitron, based on the Moon and manned by an
internation team of experts. 2-CD Set.