The EXPONENTIAL MINDS Executive Briefing on Lunar Colonization looks at how we are planning to go to the Moon to kickstart a new economy, the companies helping us do that and what jobs there will be for us.
There is now a renewed interest in the commercialization of space. Programs like SpaceX and Blue Origin has made the process of launching cargo into space cheaper and more practical. This means, in a few years, we’ll be able to get to the moon to create lunar bases and stations.
Meet The Engineer Dreaming of a Lunar City (Bloomberg)
After a decades-long lull, interest in Lunar Colonization on the moon is back. This time it’s led by startups, including Tokyo-based ispace Inc., which is hoping to land two of its miniature rovers on the lunar surface in 2021.
Akane Imamura is part of ispace’s team racing to make that deadline, and their ultimate goal is nothing short of making the moon not only habitable, but home to an ecosystem of thriving businesses. Bloomberg Technology’s Aki Ito joins Imamura’s team as they test their most recent prototypes at a lunar simulation facility run by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
The race to colonize the Moon (CTV Future Fridays with Nikolas Badminton)
The future of work on the Moon
There is the potential to tap into the natural resources on the Moon and we’ll need specialists to help us do that. Here are some of the jobs we think will be important?
- Lunar Engineers – on Earth to design this future capability, and on the Moon to help us overcome difficulties and design new in-situ solutions.
- Lunar Scientists – to undertake experiments in reduced gravity and to ensure we can create habitable environments for humans, animals and plants.
- Terraformers – to make large areas of the environment hospitable to humans, thus making the colonization of the Moon safer and sustainable.
- Lunar Miners – to extract the resources on the Moon safely and efficiently.
- Lunar farmers and chefs – to grow food and prepare meals for the workers.
- Citizen Astronauts – the administrators and people that would live on the Moon to provide support functions.
The Lunar Gold Rush: How Moon Mining Could Work
The moon holds hundreds of billions of dollars of untapped resource. This infographic from 911Metallurgist.com explains how we could mine it.
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