I am a FH squatter
- Dec 22, 2003
Well, not quite:
Very good..but they dropped the two viking landers in the 70s in exactly the same way
Access Denied said:It's about time we had a base on the Moon tbqfh.
Not much point really except as a training base for mars and we still havent figured a lot of the problems out with a human mars mission.
3D printing may solve some of the issues - they have already tested rocket parts made by a printer.
It could mean a massive difference in the payload - particularly if you can print using local materials.
World hunger is not a problem of too little production, though.Food production for example. The problem faced by astronauts experimenting with growing things in space is that in a zero-gravity environment the plant gets, well, confused as to which way to grow. Building massive greenhouses on the Moon would solve a lot of this because it does have gravity, hopefully enough to let them grow. Think about it, the Moon is a quarter the size of the Earth, even if you only use 20% of the place for food production you're going to solve world hunger at a stroke.
Need to work out what destroyed its original atmosphere though.
Also would need to work on its magnetic field to try and lower the radiation.
Scouse said:The lack of a powerful magnetic field means that the sun blasts much of the atmos into space?
Mars is too cool. Needs a big molten iron core