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Self-Sufficient Lunar Habitat Designed

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 6 years ago

Space 2

An anonymous reader writes "Cosmos Magazine reports on a design for a lunar habitat that is 90 to 95 percent self-sufficient. The proposed habitat uses a closed-loop life support system that recycles and regenerates air, water and food, reducing the need for costly supply trips. The north pole of the moon is chosen as a location for its access to sunlight and useful resources. About 11 astronauts could live and work in the habitat for 2 to 3 years. The project would also help the environment on Earth with recycling and other sustainable practices."

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Superbugs (1)

Crazy Taco (1083423) | more than 6 years ago | (#20913513)

What sort of impact is this going to have in terms of virii and bacteria? I would guess that this will start to cause issues with illnesses developing in one location and having drastic effects in the other. We saw this earlier in Earth's history when illnesses developed independently in Europe wiped out hordes of native Americans... will we now see moon developed bacteria come back to start new epedemics?

Not the first. (1)

Irvu (248207) | more than 6 years ago | (#20914059)

Other systems like the O'Neill Cylinder [] have been proposed for a while. It would be nice to see tis one get used though.

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