20 July 1969. “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”.
After almost half of a century this famous quote is still inspiring and hopeful, but mankind lost the real meaning of this sentence. We lost dreams, plans and ability to reach the impossible. Instead of expand our culture, develop ideas, we are desperately looking forward to survive on other planets. As proud human race, full of grate achievements, we should not consider space travelling as a chance for a hope to survive somewhere else than Earth. We are explorers. We are adventurers. Reaching beyond all limits is in our DNA. Settlement on Moon is not our goal, this is only beginning.
We should move further. And moon is our opportunity to do this.
Obviously moon has many difficulties and limitations. Living there without proper technology is impossible. No atmosphere, no air, extreme temperatures, solar radiations and many, many others make that orb really hard to live on. Actually any place on Earth is much better addapted for humans, than best lunar base. So considering Moon as a place to settle, just for survival and human extension in our opinion is not the best option. No atmosphere, no air, extreme temperatures, solar radiations… How about using those disadvantages in our favor? It allows us to see more, discovering universe can be more accurate, the view can be much cleaner. Moon will be a perfect place for building observational centre, containing biggest telescopes and research equipment.
To provide living spaces we decided to use living modules, that allows astronauts to survive during their flight. After getting to the Moon we use body of rocket as a core, that provides water extraction from crater. Using seperation of water into hydrogen and oxygen we provide energy and rocket fuel. Those technological facilities are being is supported by small, carrying drones. To enable autonomy from Earth we inserted 3d printers to print tools and every necesarry objects. Growing food is possible thanks to hydrophonic crops, iluminated by LED panels. The goal is to create independence and limit as much as possible costs of transport supplies from Earth. Whole structure is powered by solar panels in highest part of the Core. Living spaces are located in seperate modules, which provide main functions. To create microclimate inside, similar to our own, we decided to cover all those modules with 3D printed structure, that enables to keep air inside and protects from solar radiation. It is created layer by layer, filling the crater and creating ergonomic spaces to live. Using 3d printing techinique allows to make every furniture well adapted for every cosmonaut.
Building spaceport extends our posibilities to explore and discover universe. Thanks to lower gravity field, space rockets will use less fuel and energy and it will be much easier to travel longer distances. It allows mankind to develop, dream and understand more. To fulfill our nature we have to reach further.