August 19, 2019

The US space agency has suggested that it would be possible to build a ‘cheap’ moon base by 2022.

Hot on the heels of ESA director general Johann-Dietrich Worner’s vision of a ‘moon village’ by 2030, scientists at NASA have been calculating how much it would actually cost to build a moon base within the next six years and the result is a lot less than you might expect.

Back in the 1960s the US spent the equivalent of $170 billion in today’s money on the historic Apollo program – a price that would seem to be but a pittance compared to that of building a moon base – yet researchers investigating the feasibility of such a project believe that setting up a lunar outpost could cost as little as $10 billion – a fraction of the cost of putting the first humans on the moon.

NASA proposes $10bn moon base within 6 years

“For a variety of very good reasons, it is time to go back to the moon, this time to stay, and funding is no longer the main hurdle,” said NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay.

“When the cost of a short stay on the Moon drops into the tens of millions of dollars per person, it starts to tap into the same market that has given us private spaceflight participants to the International Space Station.”

“The presence of a government base is also the presence of a customer on the Moon – a factor that can stimulate the development of services, supplies, and technology to the benefit of all.”

Source: Huffington Post
Via: Unexplained Mysteries

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ESA reveals plans to build ‘moon village’

The moon base would be built using rovers and 3D printing. - See more at: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/292821/esa-reveals-plans-to-build-moon-village#sthash.mVVKatcx.dpuf
The moon base would be built using rovers and 3D printing.

The futuristic lunar settlement would not only attract scientists and explorers but tourists as well.

Presented by ESA director general Johann-Dietrich Worner, the ambitious moon base would be constructed by robots from the natural resources available on the moon’s surface.

Located at one of the moon’s polar regions, the settlement would take advantage of international cooperation by combining the technologies and skills of several different space agencies.

Providing opportunities for everything from space tourism to lunar mining, the base would also act as a stepping stone for even more ambitious space missions and construction projects in the future.

A new ESA video detailing Worner’s plans for the lunar village can be viewed below.

Source: Sputnik News
Via: Unexplained Mysteries

3 comments

  • We should have been talking about bases like these on one of Jupiter’s moon systems by now.

    NASA’s latest Castle In The Air is too little too late after decades wasted on the accident prone space shuttle to uninspiring Low Earth Orbit missions while the rest of the big money was about drug trafficking, resource acquisition by force, crashing economies and ‘regime change’ of emerging nations who didn’t want to play the Petrodollar game.

    They won’t build this base anytime soon when the coming economic reset crashes the value of the US dollar by 80% in the next couple of years.

    NASA did go to the moon (see their huge gallery of flickr images here released to silence the Moon hoax theorists and later independently verified by the current Chinese Lunar satellites: https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/) , but for whatever reason, conventional or ET, allowed themselves to lose the momentum.

    A wasted opportunity which the US will regret for a long time and deservedly so.

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