DailyDirt: Can't Get Enough Of The Moon…
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It’s been a while since Apollo 17. Getting to Mars sounds like a worthy follow-up mission, but just figuring out how to live inside a metal tube for longer than a year outside of low Earth orbit is also a pretty challenging project. NASA hasn’t been very focused on going back to the moon recently, but that could change depending on who becomes the next US president. But in the meantime, here are a few other efforts working on missions to get to the moon.
- The Part Time Scientists team is working on a lunar rover with funding from Audi — and this project might be able to get a few million bucks from Google and the X Prize foundation someday. The Google Lunar X Prize requirements are looking for a private team to soft-land a robot on the moon, have that robot travel 500 meters on the surface and send back some high-def video and photos. Only a couple of teams (and the Part Time Scientists isn’t one of them) have already secured launch contracts to get to the moon, but these German space geeks have their own ambitious plans to go to the moon and do some cool stuff — without needing to win the X Prize. (And it’s not a crazy space conspiracy.) [url]
- So far, only NASA has sent people to the moon, but it’s not the only space program to go to our largest natural satellite. We know ice exists on the moon, and some private space companies could mine the moon for its resources to extend other space exploration missions. [url]
- SinterHab is a proposal to turn lunar dust into a moonbase by melting the metals in the moon’s ‘topsoil’ to create ceramic building materials. A robot could potentially build a moonbase structure without transporting heavy materials to the moon, so it could be made relatively cheaply. [url]
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Filed Under: 3d printing, apollo, google lunar x prize, lunar rover, moon, moonbase, part time scientists, sinterhab, space, space exploration
Companies: audi, google, nasa
Comments on “DailyDirt: Can't Get Enough Of The Moon…”
Mining the moon?
Private companies mining the moon? We’ve already destroyed our own planet. And people want to destroy other planetary bodies as well? Surely I’m not the only one that thinks other worlds should be left as pristine as possible?
Re: Mining the moon?
Yes, you are. In fact, outlaw mining on Earth and move it all to other planets/moons/asteroids. Why destroy Earth when we can destroy other lifeless (except maybe bacteria) bodies?
Put all manufacturing that generates toxic byproducts in orbit around the moon and if there’s an accident or deliberate discharge, it’s only the moon that gets splattered in toxic waste, not some poor third world city.
What will Moon Base Alpha do when an asteroid is predicted to hit them?
Well Known Fact: The Apollo 11 moon landing was faked. The whole thing was filmed on a sound-stage.
Lesser Known Fact: The sound-stage was located in Mare Tranquillitatis. Aldrin hated the natural lighting because it didn’t make things ‘pop’.
Aw c’mon. For those of us outside the US there’s a simpler explanation:
We’re told that the space program was Lyndon Johnson’s way of dragging the American south into the 20th century. Rockets were designed in Huntsville. Manufactured in New Orleans. Add solid rocket booster manufacturing in Utah, the White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico, mission control in Houston, a rocket testing facility in Mississippi, launches in Florida, and other space labs, centers, and manufacturing facilities all over the south.
We’re told that many contractors and sub-contractors like Lockheed and Grumman were involved, almost all in the south.
And then there’s millions more people across the southern US who saw the launches, and the rocket stages being moved cross-country from New Orleans to Florida. How do you convince that many people to take part in a hoax, and not talk decades later?
It’s simple in hind-sight: It’s the southern US that’s the hoax. The engineers and civilian witnesses haven’t talked because they never existed. The space centers never existed. The contractors never existed. The South never existed.
I mean, just look at how the lie is starting to break down, the stories used to cover it up getting more and more crazy! Do you believe ANY news that comes out of Texas or Florida? Do believe ANYTHING claimed by politicians, police or church leaders from the “South?”
When you meet someone from the “South”, they have this strange accent. No, it’s not a “southern” accent. They’re foreigners, brought in as actors.
Now they’re importing them in large numbers to maintain the fiction. Often uneducated people from poor countries so that they’re not even in on the hoax. This is why we keep hearing about waves of illegal immigrants crossing the border in the “South”, but you never hear about the same thing from the northern border.
I’ve never seen the Southern US with my own eyes, so you can’t convince me that it’s real. What we hear from the Southern US is just not believable.
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I always thought the space program was Lyndon Johnson’s way of vicariously waving his willy at millions of people simultaneously.
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OK, so he was pushing the South into the 20th century with his willy. (As opposed to the dicks now trying to push it into the 20th century from the 21st.)