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Water on the moon

Post by Jeeba Jabba » Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:40 am

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Re: Water on the moon

Post by U-said-it » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:19 pm

Cool stuff, but I'm not that surprised...

Water being one of the simplest forms of molecules, I'd be shocked to find it didn't exist in at least trace amounts everywhere.

Good news for the moon base plans though... :wink:
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Re: Water on the moon

Post by mrandyk » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:24 pm

See I just dont understand how this affects anything. Moon bases sound cool, hopefully sometime in my life I will be able to experience being on the moon or seeing men go to Mars and beyond.
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Post by Skynet » Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:31 pm

They can use the moon as a check point, the water can be used as fuel. Basically you get to the moon from earth, then you go further from there.
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Re: Water on the moon

Post by Jeeba Jabba » Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:11 pm

Skynet wrote:They can use the moon as a check point, the water can be used as fuel. Basically you get to the moon from earth, then you go further from there.

Yeah, it's basically the first stepping stone towards solid space exploration.
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Re: Water on the moon

Post by Christuserloeser » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:15 am

How long does it take to travel to Mars again ? Three years ? :? :(
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Re: Water on the moon

Post by mrandyk » Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:07 pm

Christuserloeser wrote:How long does it take to travel to Mars again ? Three years ? :? :(
If one were to go to Mars they would probably launch from the moon, and by the time the moon base is built it will probably be 2030. By then I assume that it wouldnt take nearly three years to get there with all the advances Im sure will come by. Especially after scientists invent magic.
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:48 pm

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Re: Water on the moon

Post by Stryfe » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:42 am

Using the earth bound, Hohmann transfer orbit technique, we can get probes/rockets there in the 6-9 months range. Keep in mind that only works every 2 something years due to the planetary orbits.


I'd imagine by the time a moon base had neared completion, we would have developed better rocket technology, and/or maybe even implemented some type of nuclear solution.
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