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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 9:55 a.m. PST

They talked about it back in April of 2017.


I wonder how much resolve there really is behind it now:


And why do they really think ‘Moon Village' is a better name than Moon/Lunar Station … who knows!

Still, that would be a fun terrain project for 15mm or smaller!

Who would you have attacking the "Moon Village"? Russia? US? Japan?



Skeptic29 Apr 2018 8:33 p.m. PST

"Moon Village" sounds more permanent…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 1:58 a.m. PST

They've been looking for some way to make this a reality for quite some time:


It sounds like Xi really RALLY wants that feather in his cap.

PS. I know it's not Koreans, or a cult, but now I know what to call them … Moonies!

Legion 430 Apr 2018 5:53 a.m. PST

That's all classified … again …

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 8:21 a.m. PST

The clear enemies of the Moon Village should be clear- moon men. Or mooninites.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 9:20 a.m. PST

Lead by Gidney & Cloyd! Thwarted by a sterling pair from Frostbite Falls, of course.

If Dan had included VSF, it would be Selenites, by the by.


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 10:49 a.m. PST



PS. Perhaps Moonies vs Loonies?

Lion in the Stars30 Apr 2018 2:27 p.m. PST

Let's see here…

Assuming that they throw enough money at it to make it happen the way the US did with Apollo, it'll take about a decade from "We're really going to do this" to "First landing!!eleventyone!"

From there it will probably take another decade to get the village built to more than a dozen people.

So, 2040, give or take. Maybe 2050 since you need an even bigger lifter than the Saturn 5.

Covert Walrus30 Apr 2018 3:00 p.m. PST

Concur with Lion In The Stars.

Mind you, since the Chinese have a lot of data from other peoepl to work with ( In all possible means of acquisition , they might be able to shortcut the construction and use of a heavy-lift booster by about ten years, working on the data from Energia, Ariane 4 and Saturn V projects; It certainly worked for their Shenzou capsules.

Maybe 2035-2040 as a start date?

Legion 401 May 2018 7:23 a.m. PST

The US still has to pay Russia 1 Million per/Astronaut just to get to the ISS ! huh?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2018 7:47 a.m. PST

That would be Lunies, not Loonies.

Lion in the Stars02 May 2018 10:58 a.m. PST

I'm assuming that the Europeans will insist on NASA/ESA man-rated reliability, which is going to simply take time to test about a hundred units to destruction.

It'd be ironic if the Japanese got their orbital elevator built before the SinoEuropean rockets got proof-tested. It's a very short trip from the top of the Beanstalk to the Moon, virtually free in terms of delta-vee. It does take twenty days or so to climb up to the top of the Beanstalk (it's a long, long way, even at 300kph)

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2018 11:33 a.m. PST

@MiniMo, I was spelling it "phonetically", to match it ro Moonies. :)

@Lion, my money has been on Japan for a while now, to finally step up and take the lead. We can't even send astronauts any longer ourselves. Our guys are just cargo right now. Passengers on someone else's Cold War Era ride. Only an idiot* would discontinue the shuttle program without making sure there was a suitable replacement and a proper seamless transition.

* Or something much, much worse … buying time for someone else to catch up and build a People's Village. :)

Legion 402 May 2018 12:55 p.m. PST

Well I had seen/read that the Japanese are probably the most advanced in many ways when it comes to robotics …

Borathan02 May 2018 4:13 p.m. PST

Could be interesting to do something based on the Stark's War books…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2018 6:29 a.m. PST


Which ones are those?


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2018 9:17 a.m. PST

Not to be confuse with the Nazi Lünies.
~ , ~

Russ Lockwood06 May 2018 10:19 a.m. PST

You mean the aliens will allow them up there? The NASA Secrets TV show didn't say that… :)

Legion 406 May 2018 3:50 p.m. PST

Shhh Russ ! That's not for the general public to know ! huh?

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