Having a home on the moon is a dream that a lot of people have. If you are considering building house on the moon, you may be wondering how much it will cost and what you will need to do to get it up and running. This article will discuss some of the costs and safety measures you will need to consider before you start your lunar life.
Cost of a lunar habitat
Developing a lunar habitat will be an expensive undertaking. To be able to sustain a lunar base would require the expenditure of billions of dollars. The cost of building a habitat on the surface of the Moon will be significantly higher than the cost of constructing a habitat on Earth.
Currently, NASA’s plans for a lunar base are still in the early stages. But there are several concepts being developed that could help to develop a base on the Moon.
One concept, a modular structure that is inflated with oxygen and a volatile gas, is being studied by NASA. The inflatable structure is a lightweight structure that can be transported to the Moon and reinflated. This concept would offer a cheaper way to deliver a larger payload to the Moon.
Another concept, a three-dimensional printer, could assemble a dwelling from scratch. This concept would use materials such as moon dust, rock, or regolith.
Inflatable structures also have a number of advantages. This concept has already been patented by Aerospace Corporation. It has already begun building a prototype in Houston.
Spartan Space has a plan for a semi-permanent lunar habitat. This habitat will be designed for two to four astronauts. The interior will be equipped with sleeping quarters, computer systems, and fuel cells that generate fuel through electrolysis. The habitat will have a diameter of 7 meters. The prototype will be placed on a generic lunar lander as a payload. The habitat will be positioned 20 kilometers from Shackleton crater, a location of interest for scientists.
Materials needed to build a home on the moon
Those who want to explore the Moon will need a home. Luckily, NASA is working with other companies and universities to build a livable habitat on the Moon.
To build a home on the Moon, you would need a strong airtight structure. It should also keep out the excess heat during the nighttime hours. Fortunately, the team at Branch Technology has found a way to do this using 3D printing. They’ve 3D printed a two room unit complete with furniture, walls and ceilings.
The same team is working with NASA to create a 3-D printed structure made from lunar soil. They hope to be able to use the material to make a prototype structure and then test it in a vacuum chamber. This should help cut the cost of launching materials from Earth.
The RETHi (Resilient Extra-Terrestrial Habitats Institute) is an initiative at Harvard University, Purdue University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. This five-year project will combine advanced computer simulations with physical tests. It will also inform NASA’s future Moon missions.
The Resilient Extra-Terrestrial Habitats is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Other partners include Collins Aerospace, Harvard University, Purdue University, the ILC Dover and the University of Connecticut.
Safety measures to take if you live there
Getting your bleeps to the lunar surface is a tall order. Fortunately for you and your wallet, China plans to take you on in style in the not too distant future. It’s no secret that the Chinese government has a history of space-related mischief. A good case study in lunar misdeeds is the ill conceived space shuttle program. If you’re going to go the extra mile, don’t be a cheapskate. The only caveat is that you are a lot closer to the Earth than you might be, and a lot more susceptible to the perils of space flight. Luckily, a little forward thinking could go a long way. It’s one thing to launch the next gen space shuttle, but you’re gonna need to make sure that you can land it in the first place. The best way to do that is to make sure that you can land it in style.