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How Close Are We? S2 • E6

How Close Are We to Building a Moon Base?

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Published on Feb 28, 2019

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?

Apollo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wo1j...

How Close Are We? Season 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW_YC...

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How NASA plans to use lunar dust to build structures on the Moon
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/18/17...
"NASA’s new focus has been made clear: the space agency is sending humans back to the Moon — this time, in a sustainable way. At least, that’s the claim made by NASA’s administrator Jim Bridenstine, who says he’s not interested in just leaving “flags and footprints” on the lunar surface. "

How to Build a Moon Base
https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158...
"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."

China Announces Plans for Moon Base
https://futurism.com/moon-base-china-...
"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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