How Close Are We to Building a Moon Base?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

For decades, humans have fantasized about living on the moon, but we haven’t sent anyone there since 1972. So, how close are we to a moon base?

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“Researchers relish the idea of a base for conducting experiments on the Moon and as a way to trial technologies for heading to Mars. Private firms, however, are increasingly tempted by the possibility of mining oxygen and hydrogen — which power rockets — from lunar ice.”

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“A Chinese rover is currently exploring the far side of the Moon, and an official announced on Monday that the country’s space program plans to launch three more lunar missions — with the goal of laying the groundwork for an international Moon base.”


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Seeker February 28, 2019 - 10:31 PM

If you could only bring one thing with you to the moon, what would it be? 🌚

Gabriel Munk March 11, 2021 - 4:23 AM

cough Artemis cough

ang March 12, 2021 - 6:15 PM

It's been proven there are already functional base like structure on the moon, nasa gave up their negatives and they were examined by a digital expert and he confirmed it all, nasa are slowly giving stuff up as the freedom of information act and even the CIA have been given that order and have 180 days to give up what they know about all this including other worldly beings!

John Etheridge March 13, 2021 - 11:20 PM

It will never happen because the military will nuke the world in 30 to 50 years from now.

Ping Pong March 14, 2021 - 3:36 PM

How to find ice on the Moon or it is supposed to take it from the Earth ?

sem nome March 14, 2021 - 9:39 PM

500 years…. And a base on Mars? Between 600 and 700 years!

Blue Colt7 March 15, 2021 - 5:08 AM

Why ?

Antonio Bryon March 15, 2021 - 10:08 AM
William R Buchanan March 16, 2021 - 12:00 AM

A Quarter of a million miles away. Been reading too many Science fiction books! Maybe just need an excuse to loss more money and spin off profits.?

Juan-Claude Humphreys March 16, 2021 - 3:56 PM

It would seem obvious to do solar for energy, but I seriously hope that a nuclear reactor is considered.

I mean if we have nuclear submarines, we can certainly fit a modern nuclear reactor into the space of one or multiple Starships.

Dan D March 16, 2021 - 4:03 PM

As always they fail to take into account how far away the moon is and simply say ""Its our closest celestial body so when we gonna live there? There is even talk of sending dead bodies to mars whick is about three times farther than the closest star to earth. The sun. The sad part is tax payer dollars are paying for them to mess with space. Scientists frequently lie about our ability to live on other planets or the moon when we can barely make it in and out of our atmosphere safely wbich is why we dont have a space program now. Mismanagment incinerated the astronauts. The odds are better that tou could row a canoe to hawaii on your lunch hour build a hotel and be back to work on time. People just dont realize how far away other places are. They just see something and they want it now and scientists are taking advantage of people believing them

Juan-Claude Humphreys March 16, 2021 - 4:04 PM

I would send the following on multiple Starships

1. Nuclear reactor designed for the moon. (Energy)
2. Tunnel boring machine from the Tunnel Boring Company (Construction & Accommodation)
3. 3D printers/Robots/Resources for printers (Development of items/products in prep for human arrival)

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Laxmikant Kodlekar March 17, 2021 - 11:35 PM

Do whatever want to first save the earth….. Plzzzz

dac nguyen March 23, 2021 - 1:41 AM

My Imagination owner Ideas design objects model space shuttle Mimi space shuttle product objects model if build up it will work to go ebit

joe mcginn March 23, 2021 - 9:30 AM

Just wait when people start making glass articles from Moon dust

Bill Boy March 25, 2021 - 12:52 PM

How Close – NOT CLOSE

Poly Mathew March 26, 2021 - 9:58 PM

I would live on the moon.

Kevin S. March 27, 2021 - 7:05 AM

Seems like we've shifted focus to Mars. Thanks Elon

Karan Vora March 29, 2021 - 11:44 PM

he looks like fake Linus

Pramit D April 3, 2021 - 10:05 PM

We have to work together to evolve…

BlackWeaf April 10, 2021 - 2:04 AM

"rich tourists" i doubt that, they would only have to pay the same as a first class singapore A380 flight, which means some people who arent rich could afford it (its around 10k dollars)

juoig7799 April 14, 2021 - 1:59 AM

We could build something like the Lunar Gateway Space Station in Space Sailors on Roblox. We could also build our first space elevator, transferring crews and valuable materials from the lunar surface to the new space station, then we could ship them back to Earth.

Barry Lucas April 16, 2021 - 7:34 AM

Your background music is too loud, you're drowning out the voices

Mr Space April 17, 2021 - 8:14 AM

Between 1968 and 1972 America launched nine human missions to moon six of which successfully touched down and allowed 12 men to walk on the moon.NASA’S next chapter called Artemis is not about just going to the moon but to create a long term human presence on and around it and then for future mission. to Mars in short what we do here on earth we should first do on moon the later to Mars Orion is their human rated deep space capsule it was build for the most important element in mind the astronauts the SLS is built in three stages first the Orion capsule then the ESA European service module a ICPS Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage a massive core stage and two extended solid rocket boosters all together it is the worlds most powerful rocket exceeding the legendary Saturn v of the Apollo era. so what will an Artemis mission look like first sitting on the launched the entire rocket weighs six million pounds half of which is just the fuel once ignited there is no stop the SLS thunders the crew upwards towards space once two minutes after launch the solid rocket boosters are jettisoned and burned in the atmosphere once in orbit the core stage is dead weight and is jettisoned from a go from mission control the crew will leave earth entirely and escape its gravitational pull the SLS will set their trajectory towards the moon and the ICPS is jettisoned and the service module and capsule will coast for several days towards the moon. once the enter moons influence the crew has to get into a moon orbit to dock with a space station called gateway to dock to gateway the crew must match the eleptical orbit of the gateway once docked the crew enter the station and the Astronauts get into a lunar lander and some are assigned to stay in the station will remain back. and the steps to get to the moon is undocking the lander from the station descending from high lunar orbit to low lunar orbit descending from the low moon orbit to the surface and once the lunar mission is complete the upper stage of the lander is jettisoned and redocked to the gateway then all the astronauts get back into Orion and sling the spacecraft’s trajectory towards earth and once we near the end of this journey the capsule is jettisoned from the service module and oriented heat shield first because due to heat caused during reentry the space craft might burn and once in 2000 meter a series of parachutes will slow the space craft once near200 meters parachutes will fully deploy and then comes the splashdown in the Pacific Ocean each successful mission will usher the next wave of men and women to the moon.
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James wagner April 23, 2021 - 2:50 PM

Get all the world governments to work together? I don't know, China seems to be willing to play dirty considering their genocide against a whole indigenous group.

J G May 4, 2021 - 6:55 AM

Moon cement

All Good May 6, 2021 - 10:45 AM

Cool vid!.. just a matter of time 👍🇳🇿

Karl Chwe May 10, 2021 - 9:02 AM

The actual content begins around 0:46.

Oops, no, around 3:35.

KM May 10, 2021 - 9:34 PM

To the moon!

DaBlondDude May 12, 2021 - 12:24 AM

Seems to me the lava tunnels would be better protected from impacts and also offer shielding.

Broderick Daniel May 18, 2021 - 10:54 AM

There’s actually a lot of places in our solar system where humans can settle if the technology becomes advanced enough. I’m thinking The Moon, Mars, Europa, and Titan