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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:19 PM

Here's a Clever idea. Build Moon Bases in Craters and then Fill them in with Lunar Regolith



FEBRUARY 12, 2019 BY MATT WILLIAMS



In the coming decades, multiple space agencies are planning to send astronauts to the lunar surface. More than that, between the European Space Agency (ESA), the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and Roscomos, there are multiple plans to construct permanent outposts on the Moon. Perhaps the best-known of these is the ESA’s plan to build an International Lunar Village,

As a spiritual successor to the International Space Station (ISS), this village would serve as a base for teams of astronauts to conduct vital research and experiments. In recent years, some very interesting proposals have been presented as part of this plan, the latest of which comes from the ESA’s European Astronaut Center (EAC), where a student team has developed a proposal for a sustainable lunar habitat.

The team leader is Angelus Chrysovalantis Alfatzis, an architectural engineering student in his final year of studies at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He and his colleagues are just some of the many young researchers taking part in Spaceship EAC – an ESA initiative designed to promote networking and collaboration with universities and research institutions throughout Europe.

Alfatzis and his colleagues developed their moon base concept for the 2018 NewSpace2060 International Moon Pitch Competition, a joint initiative with the Moon Village Association, that took place in the Fall of 2018. Their entry was part of the Moon Village Architectural Concept and Issue category, where participants were encouraged to come up with ideas that would work with existing technology and knowledge of the Moon.

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https://www.universetoday.com/141458/heres-a-clever-idea-build-moon-bases-in-craters-and-then-fill-them-in-with-lunar-regolith/

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Judi Lynn Feb 12 OP
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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 12:13 AM

1. Something always comes to my mind when I see interesting projects like this,

Solar radiation. Cosmic rays.

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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 02:18 AM

2. I read every word and watched the videos. I'm so hungry for more like this.

Growing up in the '50's and '60's, it felt like this was our generational destiny. Although we've fallen short, for whatever reasons, the dream is still alive and growing.

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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 09:34 AM

3. Clever, but hardly new. Most plans for building on Luna have included ...

burying structures underneath regolith, to protect from cosmic rays, solar flares, and micrometeorites. It doesn't have to be on the scale of a crater.

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