Greg Martin wrote:Thinking about the moon, the air pressure is negligible....around 3×10−15 atm according to Wikipedia which is a pretty darned good vacuum. So heat will be lost via radiation and conduction down into the ground.
James Cockerham wrote:
Wikipedia which is a pretty darned good vacuum.
So, here on Earth as for easy to ship building materials that integrate well with local resources. Military bunkers and Earth Bag housing would be a good model to follow.
Will need to investigate shipping container sizes, relative to current rocket payload capacity, and see what can fit. I imagine one, to several shipping containers worth of items and material.
Some designs could later be adapted for various space environments, with a shippable solution.
Will be a lot of work testing the various configurations of container contents and end goals once unpacked within a specified window of time.
Think I'll start working on a bill of materials to ship within one and two 40 foot containers. Which are around 10,000 lbs each empty. 20, and 10 foot containers are also readily available.
May setup a public git list for documentation and bill of materials.
Issue is moving containers around on-site, requiring specialized equipment, and hard flat surfaces to operate on. Depends on terrain, flatter areas it my be cost effective, but hilly or mountainous areas without quality roads, it my be better to have things shipped to a convenient area, unload, and relocate materials to desired area, before returning a container to a shipping company for reuse as it's original intended purpose.
What would the point be of it all?
Long-term, creation of a solar system wide civilization to survive indefinitely. I imagine each colony would produce it's own evolutionary line of humans, and given long enough, they would be noticably different than their ancestors. I think one such lineage to evolve would be humans who live entirely in space for their lifetimes. Those will be the ones to leave our solar system, as at current propulsion speed it takes tens of thousands of years to make it to the nearest stars.