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mc88 February 4th, 2014 9:16pm

Is it possible for humans to colonize the moon by the end of the century?

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02/05/14 1:09 am

Sure it's possible, but we won't.

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
02/04/14 10:44 pm

I just found out at dinner that my family bought an acre on moon. Of course that's meaningless but if we get the chance to colonize I will be on my way to build my home away from home.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/04/14 10:16 pm

Being a Heinlein fan, having read so many of his short stories concerning Lunar and Mars colonization, I necessarily see the two as inextricably linked. Lunar resources and mining to be a shipyard and spaceport for Mars supply lines.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/04/14 10:17 pm

The Lunar experiment for working out the bugs on living on Mars.

catpillow Florida West Coast
02/04/14 10:02 pm

It would be cool, but I doubt it. First the moon would need an atmosphere, water ... an entire ecosystem. That's a pretty big order. Or we'd be stuck living underneath some kind of bubble.

Maynard Londor
02/04/14 9:57 pm

No atmosphere, little gravity, and no resources. You would hemorrhage resources from the Earth, which is growing ever more scarce everyday. You have a better chance of colonizing Mars; which through teraformation, I believe is possible.

Maynard Londor
02/04/14 9:59 pm

It's possible; not practical.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/04/14 9:53 pm

Certainly possible, but whether it will happen depends on whether there is enough value in doing so to make it worth the expense and risk. I'd like to see it, set up as a permanent nearby spaceport for routine traffic within the solar system.

Vincere Seattle
02/04/14 9:40 pm

Yeah, but Mars is a much more attractive future colony. A century or so of terraforming and it could be almost as good as earth.

MisterE Conservistan
02/04/14 9:15 pm

I don't see what the benefit would be but sure.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/04/14 9:01 pm

Yes. I only hope it's because we want to, and not because we have to.