Why doesn’t the United States have a base on the Moon? Because getting to the Moon was a matter of national security. Setting up a permanent base there? Not so much.
In the lunar city there are a thousand stories, and some of them are set right here on the promenade where people eat, stroll, watch the news, and enjoy the view outside. Write your own story set in this brightly lit locale.
In the December issue of New Space, planetary scientist Christopher McKay rallies for a permanent, inhabited NASA research base on the Moon. National Geographic has distilled McKay's argument into a six-point list. Complement with io9's 185-point argument for a NASA lunar base.
So, you are on the moon and need to build a new structure. As one of the first lucky colonists there, what are you going to use? Lunarcrete of course.
When it comes to space exploration, the last couple decades have been pretty tough going for Russia. Now, leaked documents have revealed the country's plan for getting back on the path to deep space success — and holy crap, is it ambitious.
Life will be sweet on Newt Gingrich's moon base. We'll all wear awesome retrofuturistic jumpsuits, children will serve as janitors at their own schools, and Vice-Admiral Herman Cain will be there to greet us with a warm secret space handshake. And, of course, President Newt will rule over it all, defending truth,…
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has promised us a permanent Moon base by 2020. Many people have been calling Newt's vow a publicity stunt, while others have chimed in by attacking the idea of a lunar base in and of itself, with assertions like "real scientists know [a Moon base] is fantasy."
In honor of Moon, opening today, we went kinda loony (get it?) coming up with our favorite lunar scenes in film and TV. (We restricted the list to our own planet's moon; sorry, Saturn and Endor fans.) Watch them here.
If the featureless wasteland of the lunar surface made your last trip there a navigation nightmare, don't feel bad. You're not the only one. With no landmarks to give them perspective or to help estimate distance, astronauts in years past had a hard time finding their way around too. But when NASA establishes a…
Must-see TV shows are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.
Title: Space: 1999
Vitals: A disaster throws the moon spiraling out of Earth's orbit, with the inhabitants of a…