Think of the tourism bucks!
Don't you want to be the first person to fuck a hot chick on the moon?
>Don't you want to be the first person to fuck a hot chick on the moon?
>tfw no qt gf to make love with on the moon.
Feels really bad man.
Aside from tourism bucks, aside from casino bucks, isn't there autism (research) bucks and industry bucks too?
Isn't there any money in building a base on the moon? Thats not counting the points you score in the worldwide dick measuring contest, its like having the worlds tallest building, only times a million.
The main problem is digging deep enough in the regolith to protect you from asteroids, right? Plus digging on the moon kicks up all kinds of dust and shit... What if we just melt it to slag and suck it up with a tube or something?
I mean, whats the biggest obsticle to building a base on the moon?
Self Sustaining Life Support Systems?
Capital Barriers to Entry?
but thats what i'm saying, there is PLENTY of financial incentive, and people throw their money away on much dumber things.
I mean, ideally you wouldn't do it for the money, but the money is there.
>Why No Base On the Moon?
And what is this?
>there is PLENTY of financial incentive
No their fucking isn't
>Got to pay for the R&D to build the fucker
>Got to pay to constantly ship food and water to the moon
>Got to pay to ship the staff their and back again
At about 5k per kilo (assuming SpaceX actually takes off) it's going to cost a bomb before you can even start charging people. And even then you'll have to convince them that spending 6 days in a cramped capsule, is worth it for spending a couple of days (at best) on the moon vs spending a weekend in the Bahamas.
Worse still you'll have to convince them that they won't die en route.
Worse, worse still most of your potential clientèle won't make the fitness requirements to be considered "safe" to survive lift off.
No one would invest in this.
>kicks up all kinds of dust and shit
Is it even possible to "kick up dust" without anatmosphere? Wouldn't each particle of dust fall right back to the ground along a simple parabolic path?
>What about the global strategic value? Can you launch nukes from the moon?
I see no advantages to that, and several huge disadvantages. So no, I don't think it has strategic value at the moment.