[LMB] Centrifugal gravity, was Re: Cordelia's College sport

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sat Jun 12 17:24:26 BST 2021


One big problem with settling the Moon is lack of water.

On Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 9:02 AM Markus Baur via Lois-Bujold <
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> Am 12.06.2021 um 14:07 schrieb WILLIAM A WENRICH:
> > If you are doing anything in the Earth-Moon system that requires a lot
> of mass, the Moon is a better source than Earth. I’ve seen stories where
> they used unprocessed rock for shielding.
>
> but as fused bricks - or in metal boxes? both approaches have their
> advantages and disadvantages, the bricks are simpler to make, but the
> metal boxes can be welded into place
>
> servus
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> markus
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> > Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I
> can do no other. God help me.
> > William A Wenrich
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> > Subject: Re: [LMB] Centrifugal gravity, was Re: Cordelia's College sport
> >
> > It is highly unlikely there will ever be moon stations or settlements on
> > Mars.  Unless perhaps they're treated the way China treats Tibet - the
> > people sent there die, and more replacements are sent after them.  The
> high
> > altitude seems to be worse for people whose ancestors weren't selected
> for
> > it regardless of how much time is spent adjusting, and miscarriages are
> > ubiquitous, but China isn't running out of people it's willing to spare.
> > In any case, there aren't any resources on the Moon or Mars that would
> > justify the difficulty and expense of manned stations.  Maybe Helium-3
> > mining on the Moon would justify robotic mining operations, but I doubt
> it.
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