If you had a chance to live on the moon, do you will live there? Of course, not as one of the first settlers, but yes, as a citizen of a fully functioning and own moon city.
Certain questions should be asked, such as what we could do in our daily lives or if they will be important.
The Shackleton Dome
During the year 2005, a design was a great emotion within the aerospace sector, this model was the Shackleton Dome. It has a concrete measurement of 25 miles in diameter and 5,000 feet high with a dome that is going to arch over one of the craters of the moon, thus, it could house the first city of the moon.
But, would this design be feasible? Keep in mind that domes are very strong structures and it is undoubtedly the best way to maintain air pressure so that people can be there without problems, so this type of construction would be a good option.
The domes that are interconnected and are smaller, are based on this design, they would be very economical and quick to build domes. The materials used to build these types of domes are glass, titanium that is anchored to bedrock, thus allowing cities to prosper inland.
Cities in the Moon
The cities themselves will be ultramodern. It does not have to do with stylistic taste, this is because aluminum and silicon are the main components of glass, these elements are found within the anorthite.
The anorthite is a mineral that is on the moon and would be a very important material to be able to use it, especially in construction. With the landscape around us, it can be used freely without problems.
Another possible material that could be used for the construction of these futuristic cities would be the geopolymer, it is very similar to concrete. It is created from two additional materials, the dirty moon and your urine.
With all this, now we should ask ourselves how life in these types of cities would be. You have to know that we will not experience normal days nights like on Earth. A lunar day is a total of 29 Earth days. This means that there will be two weeks of darkness and another two light.
Although cities would be built around the Moon’s poles, only about 4 consecutive days of darkness on Earth will be experienced at a time.
Diet in Moon Cities
Another thing that we must change would be the diet. This is due to resources that are finite and space that is limited as well. In lunar cities, we will not have the possibility of having domestic animals dedicated to food production, so the final diet would be based on plants.
It may be possible that you have the option to eat fish, but if you want another type of meat, it would come frozen from Earth, something that would not be very practical. The largest industry in the moon would be dedicated to extracting helium-3, it is a renewable source of energy, along with other materials that we find there.
If you have a career like that of a scientist, an engineer or a miner, you can see how the Earth continues to use the precious resources they have, but yes, by being on the moon, the demand for helium-3 will grow.
Helium-3 is a very efficient source of fuel in fusion reactors, typically selling for about $ 40,000 an ounce. Its equivalent in kilograms would be 22,700, something that will enhance the United States for at least 1 year. It is a long-standing resource on Earth, but it is found in abundance on the moon.
So this type of export combined with space and lunar tourism will bring great wealth to the cities of the Moon. In this way, the very expensive price that must be paid initially for settlement and construction can be paid. The estimate that NASA has made to build this type of lunar city would be around 10 billion dollars, although of course, there is an additional cost of about 2 billion dollars per year.
The project to build cities on the moon should be an international combination of all kinds of associations, both corporate and government. Currently, certain jobs prevent any country from owning the moon to themselves.
If there was only one country building its city there, it would be frowned upon, even as a violation of treaties. So if there was only one interesting country, the citizens of these lunar cities could try to form their autonomous nation when they are self-sufficient.
Although the dome-built centers of the Moon sound like science fiction to us now, in our not-too-distant future, it will be quite realistic. Being able to establish themselves on the Moon, opened up all opportunities for scientists, science, and engineering, in addition to knowing other ways of thinking and including the new space exploration.
We may even need to create a space base that is viable and that serves to connect to other different parts of the Universe.
But before all that, you have to build those megacities on the Moon. Although first, smaller initial colonies, to involve with them their galaxy and have no obstacles.