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Lunar Research Station Design Challenge
How do you see out?
Why have you got a long hallway? Is this wasted space?
There are some problems with stability related to tunneling - how are
you going to solve these?
Are you lining these caves?
What's this oxygen room?
Would it be easier to have the whole thing manned largely by robots
controlled remotely from earth? Might be less efficient if we need to
convert sunlight to food to human energy.
Where and how are you going to live while you build this magnificent
2.There is also an additional design for a mobile habitat rather like a tent as per the original brief for exploration and prior to establishing a more permanent habitat. Note the crew member is feeding rocks into the air making machine!
"A good place to stay while your habitat is being built is an airtight cave. to make it airtight you stick a sticky and airtight plastic type thing over the cave entrance. Then you pump air into the cave. There is a hole in the plastic where the door on the spaceship fits in (you don't need an airlock because the cave is already airtight) so you can get in without losing any air."
NASA Official: Mark León
Last Updated: May 2005
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