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Science in Promotional Considerations
« 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.