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Promotional Considerations / Science in Promotional Considerations
« Last post by seschmoll on June 21, 2012, 12:31:02 PM »
Promotional Considerations
1)   Space Weather Channel
The Earth protects us from many aspects of space. Our atmosphere blocks many forms of light that can be harmful to us such as gamma rays and x-rays. The moon has no atmosphere, and thus we need to be wary of the “space weather” that can affect anyone actually living on the moon and take the necessary precautions to protect humans against radiation. 
2)   Future Generations
Humans are greatly affected by zero-gravity. Astronauts are known to lose muscle and bone mass over time. This is for already grown humans, let alone a developing human that is attempting to form bone and circulatory system. This combined with dangers of radiation will make conception in the lower gravity of the moon difficult and requiring assistance.
3)   Pod Capsule Hotel
Travel to space is not easy and requires a lot of energy to take even small payloads into orbit, let alone the moon. Thus, anything that can be done to reduce the weight and space on these travels is necessary.
4)   Sea of Tranquility: Lunar Spa
Considering the tight quarters required for space travel, people will likely need a mental break as soon as they reach the moon. One psychological experiment kept a crew 6 people for 520 days in a cramped pod to simulate a mission to Mars. Though a success, there were psychological issues such as jealousy that did arise. As a result, a relaxing, rejuvenating experience will likely be necessary once one reaches the moon.
5)   Rare Earth minerals
We are able to study the composition of the moon through mean methods including lunar rocks brough back by Apollo missions as well as lunar meteorites. The moon has many similar minerals to the Earth. Three were also discovered in lunar rock, but all were later found on Earth as well.
6)   Deep Sky Space: Space for Spirituality (contains the next two promotional considerations. Both dreams and the feeling of space euphoria can be interpreted as spiritual effects and meanings).
a.   Space Euphoria
Many astronauts have reported the “Overview Effect”. Astronauts report suddenly feeling and realizing of the interconnectedness of every atom in the universe or every organism on the Earth. Research is being done to see if this is a psychological phenomenon or if brain functions changes while in space. This is being researched as astronauts continue to describe this feeling of euphoria interconnectedness.
b.   Dream center
Human sleep patterns are determined by the circadian rhythm that relies on differences in the light spectrum we are exposed to and the changes in amount of light.  When taken away from Earth, where these cycles are set against, can affect a human’s sleep patterns, REM sleep, and thus restfulness during sleep.
7)   Terra:Luna
Human habitation of the Earth has greatly affects and changes the surface of our planet. The same will be true of the lunar surface. It is important to keep in mind that the moon has no atmosphere. Thus, any footprint that is left on the moon will not weather away like it would on Earth, literally. The footprints left by Apollo astronauts are still there.
LunAR Park / Science in LunAR Park
« Last post by seschmoll on June 21, 2012, 12:30:21 PM »
LunAR Park
Think of theme parks that rely on Earth’s gravity, reimagined on the moon. The force due to gravity on the moon is 1/6th that on Earth. So, running over a bump on the moon will give you far more lift than the same sized bump on the Earth. Similarly the way down on a roller coaster will be softer. All amusement park games would have to be played differently. Everyone’s intuitions on gravity will be altered on this new world. 
Beanstalk Ocularis / Science on Beanstalk Occularis
« Last post by seschmoll on June 21, 2012, 12:29:33 PM »
Beanstalk Ocularis
Space Elevators are the inspiration for this artwork. These are proposed for future, reusable, and affordable forms of space travel. Space Elevators use a taut, tethered rope which robotic vehicles use to transport people and objects into space. On one end, Earth’s gravity holds down the rope, the other end is held due to the centripetal force of its orbit. Here is a nice analogy on how it works from “How Stuff Works”:
To better understand the concept of a space elevator, think of the game tetherball in which a rope is attached at one end to a pole and at the other to a ball. In this analogy, the rope is the carbon nanotubes composite ribbon, the pole is the Earth and the ball is the counterweight. Now, imagine the ball is placed in perpetual spin around the pole, so fast that it keeps the rope taut. This is the general idea of the space elevator. The counterweight spins around the Earth, keeping the cable straight and allowing the robotic lifters to ride up and down the ribbon.
Adrift: Earth Refugee Vessels / Science Related to Adrift
« Last post by seschmoll on June 21, 2012, 12:28:25 PM »
Adrift: Earth Refugee Vessels
Refugees from Earth would use the solar wind to help carry them across space. Solar wind does exist and consists of charged particles that are ejected by the sun and travel throughout the solar system. When those particles interact with the Earth’s magnetic field, we end up with beautiful aurorae (also known as Northern Lights). One can also use light from the sun itself to travel through space. Light has momentum similar to a moving car or ball. This momentum from the light can beat against a large, thin mirror and be used like wind in a sail to move vessels in space. NASA is currently researching these sails and launched the first solar sail into space in 2010.
Space Tourism / Need a place to stay
« Last post by tlc on June 21, 2012, 11:35:08 AM »
pod capsule hotels
Space Psychology / Are you ready for a shift in consciousness?
« Last post by tlc on June 21, 2012, 11:33:19 AM »
Space Euphoria Research Lab
Lunar Living / Are you Sleeping?
« Last post by tlc on June 21, 2012, 11:32:03 AM »
Mare Serenitatis Dream Center
Lunar Living / New lunar life
« Last post by tlc on June 21, 2012, 11:30:38 AM »
Future Generations
Lunar Outpost / Living it Large on the Moon
« Last post by tlc on June 21, 2012, 11:29:50 AM »
Buy you slice now - New Moon Real Estate
Lunar Mining / Resource Rich
« Last post by tlc on June 21, 2012, 11:28:58 AM »
Rare Earth Minerals
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