This is what if, and here’s what would happen if we built cities on the moon.
In 2005, a design called the Shackleton dome caused a thrill, in the aerospace industry. This 40 kilometre in diameter and 1600 and 24 metre high glass dome with arch over the Shackleton crater on the moon housing the first moon city. Colonization of Moon
How viable was this design domes, are the strongest structural objects and the most efficient shape to hold air pressure so building domes to protect people from the hazards of space is a good idea.
Smaller interconnected domes based off the Shackleton dome would be quicker and cheaper to build.
See would be made of glass and titanium and anchored to bedrock, allowing moon cities to thrive inside the cities themselves would look ultra modern and not because of any stylistic taste but because aluminium, and silicon, the main components of glass, are the elements found in a North site. And your site is a mineral found on the moon and would be an important local resource for construction. With so much of it in the surrounding landscape. It would be foolish not to use it liberally. Another popular construction material used in this futuristic city would be a concrete like geo polymer created from two additional readily available materials.Move dirt and your pee. Yes, your moon house would be made from urine.
What would life be like in these futuristic cities ?
Well, you wouldn’t experience, normal days and nights anymore. One lunar day is 29 Earth days, which means there are two weeks of darkness, and two weeks of light. But because cities would be built around the moon’s poles, you would only have to experience, four consecutive Earth days of darkness at a time. Your Diet would also change due to the finite resources and limited space. Moon cities wouldn’t raise animals for food production so your diet would be mainly plant based. You might have the option of eating fish but any other meat would have to come to frozen from earth so that wouldn’t be very practical. The moon’s major industry would be mining and exporting helium three a renewable source of energy and other materials. You’d probably have a career as a scientist engineer or miner.
As the earth continues to use up its precious resources, the demand for helium three would grow. Helium three is an efficient fuel source in fusion reactors, and sells for roughly $40,000 US per ounce. Just 25 tonnes of it would power the entire United States for one year. While rare on Earth. It’s found in abundance on the moon. This export, combined with space exploration and Moon tourism would bring a lot of wealth to moon cities and help repay the expensive price tag of initial settlement and construction.Colonization of Moon
NASA estimates, it would take $10 billion to build a settlement on the moon with an extra 2 billion per year in ongoing costs. Building cities on the moon would have to be an international combination of corporate and government partnerships. Currently, treaties prevent any one country from owning the moon. If a single country built a metropolis on the moon, it could be seen as a violation of those treaties with no single country or nation. The citizens of moon cities would probably try and form their own self governing nation once they became self sufficient. Colonization of Moon
While don’t moon centres sound like science fiction. They are realistically in our distant future, settling the moon, would open up opportunities for science, engineering, new ways of thinking and further space exploration. It would be a necessity to create a viable space space to branch out to other parts of our universe. But, before we could construct immense cities on our moon. We would first have to build the initial smaller colonies which involve their own galactic hurdles.