Get ready! The adventure begins! Explore the incredible landscape of the Moon’s South Pole and find out more about the research, that is being conducted in the stations!
The journey starts from the crater Hédervári, which is located only 220 km from the Shackleton. This station is set on a high ground on the very edge of crater Hédervári and has panoramic view of both the crater and the Earth on the horizon. Tourists and researchers arrive here and also leave Moon from this location. The space port will be located near the center of the Hédervári crater.
The route includes 20 stations placed along the famous craters around the South Pole. We use Earth days for timing the travel through the stunning Moonland. The 21 day long trip follows the path of the Sun as seen from the Moon, so you can enjoy the bright sunlight during the entire journey. As the route follows the Sun, solar energy can be continuously used to recharge the batteries of the Lunar hover vehicles. As you go day by day, you can take rest at the stations at the end of the day. Each station has a unique, organic shape which suits best for the place of them.
15 smaller stations are awaiting for the hover vehicles to supply them with clean water, food, and oxygen. They have a common space for meetings, and some service area. There are 5 bigger main stations where you can spend more days with relaxing or making smaller trips as well as joining research programs being conducted in the fields of geology, physics and astrobiology and artificial nutrition. Baths can also be found in the main stations, heated by solar energy as an example at the Hédervári station with a beautiful view to the Earth. It also has two biodomes in which the plantation has multiple functions from optimizing the station’s microclimate, maintaining the well-being of the guests’ and researchers’ and also cleaning waste water in the root level.
The architecture of the stations uses as much local resources as possible. The main building material is concrete made with the sand of the Moon. Also the large amount of frozen water from the Moon can be used for the building process and as water source later on. Once the solar cells and the water system are installed, the whole chain of stations can be self-supporting and almost automated. All groups arriving here need to have an educated leader, who is capable to handle the vehicles and the smaller stations. Big ones need at least three staff members simultaneously while being able to receive up to 50 guests.