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

Markus Baur baur at chello.at
Sat Jun 12 20:54:57 BST 2021


if all else fails, we can always import hydrogen (there is enough oxygen 
in the regolith)

servus

markus

Am 12.06.2021 um 18:24 schrieb Eric Oppen:
> 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 <
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
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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
>>
>> markus
>>
>>
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>>> 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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