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People are preparing for the colonization of the moon. Moon base will be printed by the printer

On its website, the British bureau Foster + Partners shared ideas that arose from the architects in the course of solving the problem of building houses on the moon

People are preparing for the colonization of the moon. Moon base will be printed by the printer

“According to the design of the architect Vertibutylkin, even two rotating buildings were built on Kolokolchikov Street. One five-story, tower-type, with a spiral descent and a swimming pool around (going down the spiral descent, you could dive straight into the water), the other six-story, with swinging balconies, a parachute tower and a devil's wheel on the roof. A lot of cars, helicopter robots, truboletov, avia-hydroland, caterpillar off-road vehicles and other different cars appeared on the streets, ”so, according to writer Nikolai Nosov, author of the book“ Dunno on the Moon ”, the city on this planet should look like.

Today, the design of housing on the moon is no longer a fantasy, but a reality, a task that the British bureau Foster + Partners received from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the consortium (includes the Italian engineering company Alta SpA and the British company Monolite UK).

The architectural bureau of Norman Foster solves a number of tasks: how to build exactly, what options must be implemented. "In connection with significant difficulties in the delivery of building materials to the moon, the use of lunar soil (regolith) for the construction of dwellings is being considered," the release says.

Baron Norman Foster is one of the most famous architects in the world. He was born in 1935 year. He is a laureate of the Imperial and Pritzker Prizes. Honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts. More than once in his interviews, Foster talked about drawing ideas and inspiration from the spatial constructions of Vladimir Shukhov, who developed a light openwork radio broadcasting tower on Shabolovka.
Foster's most famous sites: the Mary Ex (or Gherkin) tower - the 40-storey skyscraper in London, one of the tallest buildings in Europe, the Kommerzbank-Tower in Frankfurt, the Reichstag dome in Berlin, and Hong Kong International Airport. In Russia, the most famous tower "Russia" in Moscow City, the project of reconstruction of "New Holland" in St. Petersburg. For Khanty-Mansiysk the architect designed a diamond-shaped skyscraper.

Alta SpA, which created material similar to the lunar soil, and Monolite UK, which is exploring the possibility of using 3D-copying for building residential buildings on the Moon and providing the D-Shape 3D printer for testing, are now deciding what to build housing on the moon.

However, you can’t build a foundation from regolith, so the architects suggested using a basic cylindrical module from a rocket as a “stand” for the house. It is planned to stretch an inflatable dome above it, which will subsequently be overlaid with regolith parts formed using a 3D printer. This material will be closest to foam concrete, one of the architects explained to This material will be light enough, and at the same time will be able to protect against radiation and other space threats. Construction will be carried out by special Robots.

It should be noted that the consortium has already built a model of a lunar house weighing 1,5 tons and conducted tests on a smaller model in a vacuum room.

Architects say that the use of local soil solves the main problem - the delivery of materials to the satellite. The authors of the project claim that theoretically enough for the construction of a week.

Alexander Zheleznyakov, academician of the Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonautics, is skeptical about the project: “If this is feasible, then it is feasible in a very, very distant future. Now it is unrealizable, because there is no technology that allows all of this, firstly, and secondly, astronautics is now developing a little bit in a different direction, and such ideas are at the level of virtuality, not reality. ”

According to the authors, the base will be an object with 4 domes. They will protect people from meteorite precipitation. Inside, inflatable spheres will be installed in the form of cocoons, where the astronauts will settle.

Foster's passion for space construction is commented by independent architectural expert Kirill Zavrazhin: “Of course he is present, I would not call it a delusion of grandeur, I would call it ambition, and space construction is, of course, his self-realization, because, in spite of everything , he is not the first, but given the seriousness of customers such as Virgin, I think he would not have been engaged if it were not not realizable, but a paper project. Therefore, Foster is a man of course of extraordinary thinking, he has the strongest specialists, I’m not afraid to say this, of the world. ”

How much a lunar house will cost is not reported. Experts told Business FM that a square meter of just a building envelope for such an object would cost about 7 thousand dollars.

The moon base is necessary for mankind - all experts admit it. Sooner or later, earthly civilization may require fossils: there are deposits of aluminum, titanium on the satellite. The moon will give new knowledge about space and you can experience new interplanetary technology on it. No wonder colonization programs are developing several countries. The United States, for example, wants to send robots avatars there. Scientists in special suits will manage them from the ground. In Russia, too, take steps. Last fall, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin proposed creating a lunar base.
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  1. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 6 February 2013 06: 30
    The moon again beckons a man with its mystery. Everyone wants to be the first, fantasizing each over his project. Maybe you shouldn’t play racing whoever comes first and solve this problem with the whole world!
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 6 February 2013 14: 35
      Colonization of the moon

  2. older
    older 6 February 2013 06: 32
    The moon probably attracts humanity throughout our history ... It is clear that colonization will ever happen ... Only now, not now ... Costly and ineffectively ... And the houses now offered are more suitable for tourists ..
    1. ziqzaq
      ziqzaq 7 February 2013 03: 47
      Quote: older
      Only now not now ..

      You're right. The impression is that now people are preparing for war more than for the moon.
  3. itr
    itr 6 February 2013 06: 39
    Today, housing design on the Moon is no longer fiction, but reality, a task that the British bureau Foster + Partners received
    I think it’s fantastic for England, that I didn’t hear that they would send people at least just to space
  4. Narkom
    Narkom 6 February 2013 06: 43
    By the way for the author, these buildings on Earth were built in the Flower City feel Nikolai Nikolaevich does not need to be misinterpreted.
    1. Fox
      Fox 6 February 2013 06: 57
      Quote: Narkom
      By the way for the author, these buildings on Earth were built in the Flower City

      more precisely, in the Solar ... read yesterday. wink
      1. Narkom
        Narkom 6 February 2013 11: 32
        Fox, this is an architect from Sunny drinks and the beginning of the book "Dunno on the Moon" is quoted
  5. Predator-74
    Predator-74 6 February 2013 07: 04
    Interestingly, there are some companies that sell land on the moon. What will happen if this base is on someone else’s site, they will probably be suing.
    1. Pit
      Pit 6 February 2013 09: 43
      Quote: Predator-74
      What happens if this base is on someone else’s site

      They will pay rent and separate apartments will allocate laughing
      1. Check
        Check 6 February 2013 11: 30
        By the way, you can purchase the lunar zemlytsa and pass it by inheritance, you look in the shaggy year, great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren say thank you))))
  6. enot555
    enot555 6 February 2013 07: 12
    all this is insanely interesting, but here they can’t give the earth of mind, but swung to the moon
  7. zambo
    zambo 6 February 2013 08: 21
    After the first breakthrough into space in the last century, stagnation ensued in the development of astronautics (people are too busy with the next redivision of the world) and now, more than ever, humanity needs new cosmic achievements. Base on the Moon, Mars - agrees to be a volunteer.
  8. JonnyT
    JonnyT 6 February 2013 08: 47
    Sooner or later, colonization will happen!

    Personally, it doesn’t seem fantastic to me anymore ....... the level of development of robotics and composite materials is already quite high.

    Better engaged in space exploration than war!
  9. engineer74
    engineer74 6 February 2013 09: 23
    The knowledge, technologies, resources accumulated by mankind will be enough to create lunar bases ALREADY NOW. But while the goal of civilization is to increase personal consumption, there will be no jerk into space! sad
  10. ruton
    ruton 6 February 2013 09: 49
    On the dusty paths of distant planets, our tracks will remain .. drinks
  11. DEfindER
    DEfindER 6 February 2013 10: 21
    In terms of the cost of colonization of the Moon and beyond Mars, I do not see a problem under the condition that significant changes will take place in the consumer society, and those consumers who no longer know where to spend their billions will buy cognac bottles of pure platinum for a million $ or wheeled wheels with pants for 15 lyam, etc. if they cease to fit into our society legally, then science will immediately begin to develop faster and the cosmos will make a new leap, because the flight of human thought is endless, the main thing is that no one would slow it down with its down-to-earth needs .. Take for example all the victories in space, they were possible only when a common goal was set above personal ones, it was both in the USSR and in the USA when Kennedy rallied his nation to answer our victories ..
  12. pa_nik
    pa_nik 6 February 2013 10: 22
    Somehow one of the cliches was missed in the article: "a base on the Moon can become a transit point when traveling to other planets." Well, okay ... But the fact that up to now we cannot feed ourselves is a fact (we take humanity as a whole). The idea of ​​further development is absent not only in Russia (usually called "national"), but also on a global scale. On our planet, we do not know how to come to harmony and preserve it (according to the principle: "how much they took, so much returned"). Estimated steps to exit: 0. Development of a new "-ism" taking into account the negative aspects of the existing ones. 1. Introduction of alternative cheap energy sources (not development, but everyday use). I hope people, whose business is oil and its derivatives, have already earned enough and can go on a well-deserved rest. 2. Development of agriculture. 3 ... etc. Vladimir Putin strained the Academy of Sciences with these questions. And then it will become clear: is it worth flying to the moon and further to expand and transfer your knowledge and impose your "-ism" (if necessary lol) encountered humanoids and other green men). Otherwise, we'll fly to the moon ...: "Hello, we've brought you garbage here hi, let me eat. "
  13. Averias
    Averias 6 February 2013 10: 25
    I tried to calculate how long it would take (from the delivery of equipment and settlement) of the Lunar base, spat, it turned out for a long, very long time. This does not take into account the economic component, the human factor.
  14. in reserve
    6 February 2013 11: 28
    And this is a 3 D printer with the help of which they will create a house on the moon.

  15. ATATA
    ATATA 6 February 2013 13: 33
    1. It is much simpler and more reliable to build sublunar bases (below the surface), the same can be done by robots. This makes it easier to defend against both meteor shower and radiation, protection will be more reliable and most likely cheaper. Of course, not as creative as in the proposed project, but once again I will say it is simpler and more reliable. Moreover, technologically, it will most likely be easier.
    2. The general appearance of the station on the moon will determine its purpose, which is still in fog. When people will know exactly why they need a long-term base on the moon, then the engineers and architects can take up the matter, so far there is nothing to do. IMHO
  16. iSpoiler
    iSpoiler 6 February 2013 15: 28
    I’m wondering where they will take water there ??