Skip to comments.Why Lockheed Martin is designing a tiny home to orbit the Moon
Posted on 09/07/2018 4:18:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin
NASA wants to build another space station, but this one wont live in a close orbit around Earth. Within the last year, NASA has begun planning for a much smaller astronaut outpost in orbit around the Moon, a new destination dubbed the Gateway. The idea is for this space station, which will be a fraction of the size of the International Space Station, to serve as a place for astronauts to live and train for excursions to and from the lunar surface.
A crucial piece of hardware needed for this Gateway will, of course, be habitats spaces for a handful of astronauts to do research, exercise, sleep, and eat. But what exactly does it take to build a habitat for deep space? NASA has tasked six companies with figuring that out, through the space agencys NextSTEP program.
... Boeing and Bigelow Aerospace are creating and executing their own designs for modules that could house astronauts in the environment around the Moon.
Lockheed Martin, a longtime contractor for NASA located in Colorado. Lockheed is currently working on a cylindrical deep-space habitat that will provide about 882 cubic feet of livable space, which is about the size of a bedroom for up to four astronauts to roam around in.
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Will it have granite countertops?
You got to have granite countertops.
And stainless steel appliances.
There is water frozen in some craters on the moon . Not much is there so it would be wise to get there first .
Tiny homes, huh? So basically, the astronauts will be living in the equivalent to a van down by the river... ‘cept out in space.
Just as long as taxpayers don’t pay for it. We have open borders we need to close and bills we need to pay so our children don’t have to!!
Yurts on the moon!
Ikea style furniture, black keyboards with no letters showing, and little printers everywhere.
Hey, all that looked kind of cool on moonbase Alpha.
Ive called this meeting to go over some of the suggestions you e-mailed me for this proposed orbiting moon station.
Johnson. Your suggestion is a bit odd. A leaf blower? There are no leaves up there. There is no air to blow around. What were you thinking?
And Franklin. You think they might need a bird bath? Maybe we can all just go to Lowes and build a space station there.
But this, this takes the cake.
Grisetti. You actually think that they might need a spare tire? How many tires do you think a space station has? Four. You really think a space station has four tires?
Where did you go to school, Grisetti? Oh. Harvard. Well. I see. Did they tell you there were roads in space at Harvard.
They did? Ill be.
I’m surprised that this plan does not include artificial gravity.
If people will be spending significant time onboard, why not do something to give them an up/down. Like splitting up the craft in two parts, tethering them, and spinning them.
Yurts......wid Yutes ...
They’ve got to put Madame Hillary somewhere!
Micro babylon 5 if there are rotating sections.
What we need is teeny tiny little spacemen.
Spacemen about the size of, oh, lets say Barbie.
We could send Ken and Barbie to the moon.
NASA could sell Barbie Moon Bases and use the profits to fund something really important...........like phasers.
Little phasers. Little Barbie-sized phasers.
Then, Barbie could phaserize any moon monsters.
Like Joy Behar.
Wouldnt you want a phaser if you were circling the moon and Joy Behar jumped out of some moon cave and that big head of hers made the sunny side of the moon go dark?
Id want a phaser.
Zeeeep! Take that Joy Behar Moon Monster!
Back to the depths of that foul moon cave you come from.
Do you know why Barbie never had kids ?
Ken came in another box
Would be a good spot to build a space elevator.
Why did Barbie never have kids?
Math is hard, but Ken wasn’t.
And a farm sink in the kitchen.
Latest thing you know, farm sink.
Gotta have it.
Oh, youre going straight to H E Double hockey sticks for that one!
Little girls all over America asking their Mommies what that means.
And the Daddies laughing their donkey off.
That's approx. equivalent to (actually: less than) a room measuring 10' x 10' x 10'. Even a single astronaut couldn't exactly "roam around" in there!
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