We come to it at last! The first installment of a new segment on my podcast series, titled “Settling the Solar System” (or “the Great Migration”) has just aired. In this episode, I started with our nearest celestial neighbor and the first stop for any migration beyond Earth – the Moon. Human beings will be returning there soon. Only this time, we plan to leave more than “footprints and flags.”
This time, we plan to build the necessary infrastructure that will allow for ongoing exploration and development. That means creating lunar habitats, resource exploration (and exploitation), commercial missions, and lunar tourism. If all goes as planned, these efforts could even lead to a permanent lunar settlement. The challenges are legion, but they are surmountable given enough time, money, strategies, and a long-term commitment. Have a listen to find out!
4 thoughts on “Episode 35 – Living on the Moon – of Stories from Space is Now Live!”
I love this new segment. More than anything else, I want to be able to imagine what life will be really like one day for people living on the Moon, Mars, or elsewhere in space. Please do more!
I got an entire System to cover, my friend! There should be ten by the end 🙂
Hey Matt, in your 2016 article on the orbits of the planets (where the comments are closed) you have a whopper of a typo in a caption:
The planet Venus, as imagined by the Magellan 10 mission. Credit: NASA/JPL
Magellan imagined nothing! It imaged. Sorry to disturb your comments here but this drove me crazy and had to mention.
Well thank you for finding me, and yes, that is a typo for sure. I would blame autocorrect, but you’d be amazed how easy it is to type “imagined” instead of “imaged” because you’re on mental autopilot. 🙂