• Question: How long do you think it will be until we are able to have a moonbase?

    Asked by 120trn28 to Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Jon, Tom on 9 Oct 2015.
    • Photo: Columbus Flight Directors

      Columbus Flight Directors answered on 9 Oct 2015:

      It all depends on how much brain power we put in it.
      We have all the basic technologies for it, it’s just matter of putting them together, developing at a good enough level and finding a good mission design. If we worked on it hard enough, I think we could be able to have a moon base in 10 years.

      But this is not what seems to be happening, space research is not getting so many funds lately. So it could take several decades before we are able to have a moonbase, or even more than that! 🙁

    • Photo: Beth Healey

      Beth Healey answered on 16 Oct 2015:

      Hi 120trn28,

      The sooner the better!

      As Sergio says it depends mostly on money and therefore politics though. I think that with development of space tourism though perhaps things will be speeded along!