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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

This time we will live on moon !

Have you ever thought of living on moon ?
" Why Moon ? Because space age lies ahead of us "

Yes ! We are returning to moon by 2020. This time to stay on it .

1.) Human Civilization : Humans would be concocting and exploring the depths of technologies to make this return possible to moon.

2.) Scientific Knowledge : The equipments, instruments and techniques to travel around moon and its various characteristics would be developed by NASA.

3.) Exploration Groundwork : NASA is going to dedicate its team of experts, scientists, researchers and astronauts to plan the voyage back to moon. Shuttle design, Rocket features and planning the whole mission worth billion dollars is the biggest task in facade.

4.) Worldwide partnerships: Lunar Exploration opens the door to new technologies that benefit our society and financial system. It will begin global correlation and mutual associations between various nations participating in the course.

5.) Economic Expansion & Public Engagement : Inhabiting a place other than earth in the solar system certainly opens new avenues of research and resource implementation. It would also give a boost to space tourism and spirit of international cooperation.

Moon turns metric
If you think in pounds and miles instead of kilograms and kilometers, you need to become a little lunar. The whole world is based on metric system except few countries. NASA has agreed to use a single measurement system. This will make the human habitats and vehicles placed on the Moon by different space agencies more compatible with each other. That could come in handy if, say, one agency needs help from another agency's base.

All data will be in compatible units, whether it's scientific data or operational data -- such as how deep should it be drilled to carry out research on moon surface.

Return to Moon
Lastly, return to the Moon gives a very different feeling than the Cold War space race of the 1950s and '60s. This mission would surely bring the nations closer and give a boost to our vision for space exploration.

"The earth is the cradle of mind, but one cannot forever live in a cradle" - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky


Varun Khetarpal said...

well, this comment is supposed to be posted by Mr. Keller. He is facing some login probs ... so he sent me his comment by email.

"I say we definitely build a DPS Lunar Lakshmi. It would be so cool. I
could teach English and then afterschool we could skateboard crators
like half-pipes. Besides, imagine hitting a cricket ball farther than
Sachin - every time. I'm so there."
- Mr. Keller

RG said...

Oh my god.
English teacher spelling crater wrong?

It's wrong both in UK & US English...

Varun Khetarpal said...

Rohit... Do you read my blog so carefully or you just read through to find mistakes in the English part ?

Well, you are right ... I also overlooked the spelling error in the comment.It should be "craters".

BTW, krater means "to mix" !

RG said...

I read only the good stuff, i.e., the reliable concrete evidences of new stuff or news from reliable sources.

I don't read the speculative posts, such as this one, coz they yeild nothing new.

Varun Khetarpal said...

still u read it !

Varun Khetarpal said...

And by the way .... news sites never create news , they just report it. Reliability is a different thing...
This post doesnt yield anything new for you - because this blog is for few targeted visitors. Tomorrow if we even land on moon "it is no big thing for you" but it is surely a matter of revelation for astronomers.

Dhruv said...

I doubt it will be a "matter of revelation". I mean, it'll take years of planning and everyone is going to know beforehand and when it happens, it won't come as a surprise.

This is science !

When you are speaking to technically illiterate people you must resort to the plausible falsehood instead of the difficult truth.

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