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Private Space Companies

by Nano-Passion
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Nano-Passion
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Mar14-11, 07:33 PM
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Quote Quote by Gabe21 View Post
http://www.envirogadget.com/water-sa...purifier-cone/

an efficient way to purify used water. of course their will still be a small percentage of water wasted. ice can be found in craters, on the moon, untouched by sunlight. before food can be grown you would need a relatively large habitable area. the most practical would be digging into the surface of the moon and sealing the underground rooms with a type of non permeable paint. having a permanent settlement on the moon is very doable. achieving escape velocity to reach the moon is the only drawback. burning fuel to get into outer space is costly, but other ways are being researched. if you have ever herd of a rail gun(http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/...electromagnet/), the same concept can be applied to lift resources into space. it would need to be over a mile long so you could still reach a couple thousand miles an hour without harming the human occupants. the burning of thrusters would still be necessary but the rail accelerator will be taking on most of the work.
Interesting, but what about getting hit by things from outer space? The moon has no atmosphere, its full of craters for a reason.
Gabe21
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Mar14-11, 07:54 PM
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getting hit by things in outer space is inevitable. it is a problem whether we are on the moon or orbiting earth. its something that we have always had to chance. the odds of a direct hit by an object are very minimal.
Nano-Passion
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Mar16-11, 12:45 AM
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Quote Quote by Gabe21 View Post
getting hit by things in outer space is inevitable. it is a problem whether we are on the moon or orbiting earth. its something that we have always had to chance. the odds of a direct hit by an object are very minimal.
There is a difference between having an atmosphere and having no atmosphere.
Gabe21
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Mar16-11, 10:26 AM
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but their is no atomsphere orbiting the earth yet we still have people in the space station. so impacts from objects in outer space will happen, we cant do anything about them right now. but they are unlikley.


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