Have you ever wondered what its like being so rich that you can have everything? Well almost anything. Seems accumulating even the largest amount of money of anyone in the world is not enough to let humankind take the next step. Sure it’s a lot; over a hundred billion dollars. But the International Space Station cost more than that. And many, many countries contributed to it. So being singularly rich isn’t enough to get humans living off-world.
Yet we are making progress. Mostly the progress comes from governments spending on research. Research that benefits everyone on Earth. And enables us to travel in space. And industry contributes. Designing and building optimal constructs are their fortés. And this only comes about from you. Yes, your support ensures that politicians continue to fund this progress. With the expectation that the progress makes for a better world for our children.
There are also ways for you to contribute even if your aren’t overly wealthy. You can join our organization, the Lunar Colony Fund. We are non-partisan, non-profit and fully focused on having people live on the surface of the Earth’s Moon. They were there before. Join us and let’s ensure it happens again.
Do the articles about a lunar gateway, trips to the lunar far side and commercialization of space give you hope? We are certainly encouraged when we hear them. Yet, to date, they’ve been mostly promises from politicians. And as the previous 4 to 5 decades have shown, the political support sometimes wavers. We encourage you to keep telling your political representatives that you believe that people should be living on the Moon and that you want your country to support this endeavour.
There’s a Chinese relay station on its way to the L-2 Lagrangian point. This is another calculated step by China who are on their way to placing a lander on the Moon’s far side. This is real progress and it’s a great reason to be optimistic.
We at the Lunar Colony Fund are equally optimistic. The great progress in new launchers and the many assurances that these are to be aimed for the Moon give us hope. But we still see a need for our non-profit organization to establish and manage a colonization plan. Join us and let’s keep this future a strong, near-term possibility.
Whether you want to live on the Earth’s Moon, on some other body in our solar system, or, on a human-made spaceship, you’re going to need money. Lots of money. It’s not that there’s insufficient money. Global GDP is over $87.5trillion annually! So not that. Rather, it’s the expectations on applying the money that is the concern. Chief amongst these is the expectation that applying money results in profit. Usually quick profit. And we already know that there’s no ready, foreseeable way to generate quick profit from developing the Moon. So no money has been made available to live there. Yet.
Many strong willed, farsighted individuals truly believe in the benefit, even the necessity, of enabling people to live on places other than the Earth’s land surface. Yes, perhaps millions of years of adaptation have optimized our bodies for here. But our knowledge today enables us to live elsewhere. We live under water. We live on polar glaciers. And we live in Earth’s thermosphere. So there is no practical reason stopping us from expanding our living quarters to the Moon. Do you believe that individuals can do it on their own?
Our organization, the Lunar Colony Fund, has a goal. We aim to enable people to live on the Moon. As a group, we can achieve this. It will be expensive. But within reason. We want to emplace a living quarters first. Then we want to add some supplies. Last, we want people to be there. Profitably undertaking work so as to add to humanity’s GDP. We need your help to achieve this. Contact us and together let’s make the future include humans living productively on the Moon.
Flying to the Moon won’t be cheap. And bringing all your accommodations and vittles with you adds to the cost and complexity. A recent post showed that satellites get lofted at $100 000 000 to $175 000 000 per launch. How many launches to get a livable structure on the Moon. And then send people to live there? And to bring the vessel that will carry them back to Earth? Is humanity ready to shoulder the burden or will we continue to emphasize other activities?
While there’s certainly increasing interest in putting more rovers on the Moon, and even people returning to the Moon, will the present high level of interest continue to see these to completion? Will interest continue for the years or decades needed? Can any one nation afford to invest in this endeavour? Or do we continue to wait until nations become more cooperative? Perhaps citing the goal of emplacing a habitat on the Moon may lead to more cooperation; an interesting and worthwhile objective for all.
Here at the Lunar Colony Fund, our confidence in humanity living beyond the surface of Earth remains strong. We continue to grow our network. We continue to accept more interested parties. Join us and let’s bring the future closer.