COLONISING THE MOON: A STORY OF DUST, BRICKS AND A PRINTER TO BUILD A LUNAR VILLAGE - watsupptoday.com
COLONISING THE MOON: A STORY OF DUST, BRICKS AND A PRINTER TO BUILD A LUNAR VILLAGE
Posted 29 Aug 2018 11:05 AM

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he Moon was but a chin of gold
a night or two ago,
And now she turns her perfect face
Upon the world below.~ Emily Dickinson, 1863The moon has moved people for centuries, and the Earth's tides for at least a couple of million millennia. It's the only celestial body we've managed to reach out and walk on.Next year, on 20 June 2019, it will be 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took a three-hour stroll on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission, which the former famously described as "a giant leap for mankind"
Since then, a series of 5 other missions carried astronauts to the moon, ending with Apollo 17 (the mission that also put Harrison Schmitt, the first and only scientist on the moon) in 1972.Apollo 17 wasn't just man's final moon landing, but the last time humans left the low-Earth orbit, where our manmade satellites do their dance.After all those years, with NASA's proposed launch of the Orion capsule in 2019, we may finally get to walk on and study the moon again.And it's not just NASA. Space agencies from countries worldwide have plans lined up to send people to the Moon in the coming years.
ince then, a series of 5 other missions carried astronauts to the moon, ending with Apollo 17 (the mission that also put Harrison Schmitt, the first and only scientist on the moon) in 1972.Apollo 17 wasn't just man's final moon landing, but the last time humans left the low-Earth orbit, where our manmade satellites do their dance.After all those years, with NASA's proposed launch of the Orion capsule in 2019, we may finally get to walk on and study the moon again.And it's not just NASA. Space agencies from countries worldwide have plans lined up to send people to the Moon in the coming years.

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