Talk:Colonization of the Moon

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Catapults to move nomadic habitation[edit]

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.

This thread was started at 19:54 hours on the 22nd of January 2008 by an IP address user, Special:Contributions/89.54.4.57.
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)

Controlled life support information needed[edit]

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)

Image Date[edit]

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)

Energy storage[edit]

My last edit may have been too hasty. I think I confused the space shuttle with the ISS in the situation of charge/discharge cycles of fuel cells. I will revert my edit until I can get it right. - Fartherred (talk) 02:19, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

This article does not...[edit]

...include any information about the Chinese plans for a lunar colony, which, although they have not been officially revealed to my knowledge, are almost certainly in the works. Nor does it mention plans by private enterprise which might establish a colony before the Chinese. 72.182.33.219 (talk) 06:26, 21 February 2015 (UTC) Eric