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Moon station by 2024 2 months 5 days ago #3063313

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The vice-president Mike Pence recently announced American astronauts will be inhabiting an orbital Moon station by 2024.
Is that date realistic?
If it does happen, will it be money well spent?
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Moon station by 2024 2 months 5 days ago #3063317

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If they can get Wallace & Gromit to build it, maybe :cheer:
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Moon station by 2024 2 months 5 days ago #3063319

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No. What is the point of it? I hope it's true that there are extra-terrestrials keeping an eye on us, ready to step in and prevent us primitive earthlings from expanding our horizons, and ruining other worlds, as we have ruined this one.

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RosieLeah wrote: No. What is the point of it? I hope it's true that there are extra-terrestrials keeping an eye on us, ready to step in and prevent us primitive earthlings from expanding our horizons, and ruining other worlds, as we have ruined this one.


I think the point is it can be used as a platform or gateway not only to reach the Moon again, but also deep space, and all the materials that lay out there.
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Moon station by 2024 2 months 5 days ago #3063334

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It seems like a complete waste of money to me.
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angelwings wrote: It seems like a complete waste of money to me.


I agree. I mean, I loved science fiction all my life. Been a Star Trek fan since 1966. But this is the real world. Even in the world of Star Trek, they solved all the problems on Earth before venturing into space. But of course we will never solve all of our problems. There is no life, other than ours, in our solar system. So what is the sense? We don't have warp drive to visit galaxies that are light years away. So we have no need for Star Base 6, or whatever it will be called.
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Well, since flying cars didn't happen by the end of the century, and we can't yet get to our own space station without Russian assistance, I'm not real hopeful on this one.
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Aries1950 wrote:

angelwings wrote: It seems like a complete waste of money to me.


I agree. I mean, I loved science fiction all my life. Been a Star Trek fan since 1966. But this is the real world. Even in the world of Star Trek, they solved all the problems on Earth before venturing into space. But of course we will never solve all of our problems. There is no life, other than ours, in our solar system. So what is the sense? We don't have warp drive to visit galaxies that are light years away. So we have no need for Star Base 6, or whatever it will be called.


Not quite, remember Khan and his people escaped earth and went into hibernation in deep space at the end of the Genetics wars before they could be brought to justice.

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Moon station by 2024 2 months 5 days ago #3063370

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NASA has had it funding for space missions severely cut back so this likely wont be a Government led initiative though it might well happen. There are several private groups who are talking about building orbiting space stations, for earth orbit, moving one a few miles closer to the moon seems feasible, except that keeping a station in orbit around the moon has a few more difficulties.

The bigger underlying concern is this new attempt to not just commercialise space but to militarise it as well, up until this point it has been agreed that space was not one countries, one persons or one companies domain and that activities would be global achievements. It wouldn't surprise me to hear the US start arguing the moon belongs to them.

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Moon station by 2024 2 months 5 days ago #3063371

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Aries1950 wrote:

angelwings wrote: It seems like a complete waste of money to me.


I agree. I mean, I loved science fiction all my life. Been a Star Trek fan since 1966. But this is the real world. Even in the world of Star Trek, they solved all the problems on Earth before venturing into space. But of course we will never solve all of our problems. There is no life, other than ours, in our solar system. So what is the sense? We don't have warp drive to visit galaxies that are light years away. So we have no need for Star Base 6, or whatever it will be called.


Not quite, remember Khan and his people escaped earth and went into hibernation in deep space at the end of the Genetics wars before they could be brought to justice.



I'm always amazed how many of us know all these basic facts about Star Trek. Like what is James Kirk's middle name? I laugh when I hear people talk about Star Wars. I keep telling them, "There's no Wookies in my universe!"

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