Sunday, June 10, 2018

What Would It Be Like to Live on the Moon?

The European Space Agency is looking into a the possibility of manned station on the moon for all kinds of reasons. It won't be easy living on the moon. Radiation, lower gravity, lack of air, and cold would make every day a lot of work. However, a research station on the moon could be a laboratory to study the feasibility of living on Mars or even exoplanets. No, it won't be easy, but it could be our escape hatch when we've finally rendered this planet unlivable.  Oh yeah, and there are resources on the moon that mining companies could exploit, as imagined in movies like Avatar and Outland. (via Digg)

1 comment:

David Evans said...

If you're living there you will have already solved the problems of air, radiation and cold. Probably by living underground or in a shielded dome. Low gravity might actually be useful. At worst people might have to spend some of each day exercising in a centrifuge to keep their muscle strength up.