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Toyota heading to moon with cruiser, robotic arms, dreams

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stevicus, Jan 28, 2022.

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  1. Never

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  2. Yes, perhaps a few months

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  3. Yes, and I'd never come back to Earth

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  4. Forget the Moon. I'd rather live on Mars

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  5. Open the pod bay doors, Hal

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  6. What are you doing, Dave?

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  7. Other

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  8. The Moon would be a nice place to visit, but wouldn't want to live there

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  1. Stevicus

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    Toyota heading to moon with cruiser, robotic arms, dreams | AP News

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    They hope to have people living on the Moon by 2040, then possibly Mars.

    Sounds like it might be interesting to live on the Moon.

    Would you want to live on the Moon?
     
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  2. The Hammer

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    #2 The Hammer, Jan 28, 2022
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  3. Stevicus

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    I can see that. I remember in 2001: A Space Odyssey, they had those instructions for Zero Gravity Toilet. Even something as simple as going to the bathroom can seem like a nightmare.

    Someone will have to invent artificial gravity.
     
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  4. beenherebeforeagain

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    Once several thousand people have been living comfortably there for several generations, and all the technical and medical problems have been worked out, then I might consider it...

    In other words, not until I come back in another lifetime...
     
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  5. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    We don't yet have any experience of low-G living, so there's really no idea whether or not...or how...the moon's gravity would affect us...
     
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  6. The Hammer

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    Yeah, artificial gravity, centripetal motion, something has to be done to create the force of Earth.

    Added a link to my last post fyi.
     
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  7. The Hammer

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    Yeah we do, we have tons of data from those living in 1 and 2 year stints on the international space station.

    Edit: The Dangers of Zero Gravity | Davidson Institute of Science Education
     
  8. Viker

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    I had to vote "other" for obvious reasons, of course.

     
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  9. beenherebeforeagain

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    the space station and other space flights are zero-g. The moon has a gravity field at the surface that is about, to quote wikipedia, The acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Moon is approximately 1.625 m/s2, about 16.6% that on Earth's surface or 0.166 ɡ. The effects of such a continuous but lower pull will affect us may be much different than what's seen orbiting the earth.
     
  10. The Hammer

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    Maybe, I don't trust it.
     
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  11. mangalavara

    mangalavara Truth Alone Triumphs
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    I chose 'Never' because I observe a lunisolar calendar, not a 'geosolar' calendar. :waxcrescent::sunface:
     
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  12. We Never Know

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    When we can finally and successful sustain populations in our harshest hottest driest. deserts and our harshest coldest frozen poles, then we still won't be able to live on the moon or mars.
     
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  13. Heyo

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    Someone did. Stanford Torus
    That is the place to live in the future. Once you escaped earths gravity well, why would you ever go down another? The moon, some near earth asteroids and some of the gas giants' moons are good for resource mining but living is best done in space.
     
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  14. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Not with the sheer amount of radiation that the moon continuously bathes in.
     
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    I went for other, given that a variety of similar barren landscapes can be found on Earth, and a Moon experience could probably be done virtually and perhaps in addition from being on some larger space station when these eventually arrive - as to variable gravity. The Moon doesn't seem to offer much, apart from a nice view of Earth. :oops:
     
  16. Brickjectivity

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    Space Brothers!
     
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