Moon Base: An Architectural Design Problem

Figure 0. Space Shuttle and shuttle derived Heavy Lift Launch Vehicles. (2:62)
Figure 1. The space colonization system. (2:61)
Figure 2. Gravity and Mass. The arrows above have an equal mass and speed; so, they will strike the object with equal force. The difference is in the arrow’s direction caused by the different gravitational fields.
Figure 3. Materials from Earth. (5:46)
Figure 4. Mass-Driver. (3:14)
Figure 5. Concrete Dome.
Figure 6. Lunar Base (6:324)



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David Smitherman

David Smitherman


Retired from NASA. Architect, space architect and writer on science, technology, travel, and social issues. See the “Reading List” for introductory Greetings.