Monday, July 21, 2014

Lunar Pits May Be Key To Lunar Habitats

Hey Space Placers!

With the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11's landing fresh on our minds it seems appropriate to share this story about lunar pits - holes in the Moon's surface that extend underground.

We know of over 200 such features on the Moon and the NASA pic below shows one in great detail that is in the Sea of Tranquility, the same area that Apollo 11 landed in.

These pits would be of great value to house facilities and protect them from solar radiation and meteorite impacts. They would also be places of great interest to explore.

The Moon will play a great part in humanity's space efforts because it is so close and has much to offer in many ways. Science studies and experiments, mining of resources, power collection and distribution to Earth and strategic considerations are all potentially available to those on the Moon.

I am sure that China will land and keep Taikonauts there on the lunar high ground in a permanent Moon base. They have the fiscal and technical resources to do so with a political agenda that will propel them to the Moon.

I hope to see more missions to the Moon in my remaining lifetime.

Sky Guy in VA

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