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Use a catapult to transfer astronauts along three points on the moon that are 9 days apart and the crews move every 9 days to stay in the dark side, away from the horrible radiation. Landings need retro rockets but the getting from point a to point b can be initiated with a maglev catapult (mass driver?). It may pay off to consider this in future.
What is wrong with MiszaBot that it Archives other more recent threads but leaves this unwanted suggestion for using catapults for transportation that includes no reference. This thread is like the walking dead. Can I get rid of it by just deleting it? I have read a suggestion for using electromagnetic catapults for transportation. It was in a reliable source but I do not think it belongs in the article because even reliable sources publish ideas that do not make economic sense. This is an instance. There is enough silly stuff in the article already. - Fartherred (talk) 03:49, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Removal of dubious statements, editorialiszing, and redundant material
One of the statements that I removed from the article was, "Adding or removing several kilometers per second of velocity to a human is what is involved in traveling from Earth into space and back, and is probably the most challenging aspect of space exploration at this time." While David Schrunk et al. in THE MOON: Resources, Future Development, and Settlement state that the main labor used on a moon colony will be tele-operated robots for the foreseeable future.(second edition, page43) I consider the greatest difficulty in colonizing space to be contractor employees interested in continuing spending on existing unproductive programs, technically uninformed politicians and space enthusiasts who together influence programs to make putting men in orbit the central feature of the enterprise. I plan to put the opinions of David Schrunk et al. into the article eventually, but my own analysis obviously does not belong. Meanwhile it seems reasonable to remove opposing opinions that are not referenced. - Fartherred (talk) 20:45, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
I tried to add some references for artificial magnetic fields, but my syntax must be a bit wonky, cause it doesn't look right. Could someone look it over and see what I'm doing wrong? Also there are plenty more scholarly papers on active shielding here: https://engineering.dartmouth.edu/~d76205x/research/Shielding/index.html I haven't had time to look through them all. Nydoc1 (talk) 21:14, 20 February 2013 (UTC)Nydoc1
Even if most of the work on a lunar colony can be done by remote control, there will need to be life support for any people physically present to work on the moon. How will this life support work? Has there been any example of recycling waste to make fertilizer in a way that would work for plants that might grow at the lunar north pole farm mentioned in the text? Has anything like that been tested on Earth to know that it will work? - Fartherred (talk) 05:34, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
The date on the very first image says it was made in 1986, but in the bottom right of the image itself, it is dated 1985. I do not watch to alter it without any foreknowledge on the subject, does anyone know whether it was actually made in 1986? 2myname1 (talk) 18:38, 30 June 2014 (UTC)