How We Could Build a Moon Base TODAY – Space Colonization 1

  • Published on: 16 September 2018
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    Did you know that we could start building a Lunar Base today?

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    How We Could Build a Moon Base TODAY
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  • TelamonianTeukros
    TelamonianTeukros   5 hours ago

    Staggering profits will be made with a large Lunar base which mines nearby asteroids (and figures out how to get the refined materials to Earth). But a Lunar colony? Fuhgeddaboudit. We'll never go to the Moon to live.We'll go to the Moon to WORK.

  • jack jack
    jack jack   6 hours ago

    100% ... You Need to be magicien alchimiste for this xD

  • M1nD Fr34k
    M1nD Fr34k   8 hours ago

    Time to nut in a moon alien or does that not count

  • The CrimsonZeke
    The CrimsonZeke   14 hours ago

    How to motivate the U.S to go to the moonThere's oil in the moon

  • Demi_Ryka
    Demi_Ryka   1 days ago

    Really late but I just wanted to mention a book - Apollo's Outcasts that deals with some subjects here

  • Vunele
    Vunele   1 days ago

    “Why can’t we start there? Why can’t we start now?”Me: I mean we can but I’m only 15 years old—

  • rei arts
    rei arts   1 days ago

    kurzgesagt lowkey throwing shade to governments lmao

  • Khahnan
    Khahnan   1 days ago

    Okay for the Moon and Mars, but about exploring other systems, this is another trick as we can't go faster than the speed of light. And the closest solar system is 4.37 lightyears away from us.It means that we would need more than 4 years to get there... At the speed of light ! Which is about 670,616,629 mph. I know there could be a way to do so with a distortion engine, but we would need to much energy. We don't have enough on Earth.

  • Hassan Iqbal
    Hassan Iqbal   1 days ago

    What would be called the people of the moon???Moonian?Lunian?Moonish?Lunish?OrJust Lunatics?

  • May
    May   1 days ago

    You guys inspire me to love learning.

  • Nahuel Cantero
    Nahuel Cantero   2 days ago

    Still the problem of gravity... Moon is not cool for humans to live

  • Josh Yook
    Josh Yook   2 days ago

    What would homelessness, poverty, disease, violence and war look like once we do fully colonize planets?

  • Jeng Villacorta
    Jeng Villacorta   2 days ago

    Wow this is the first time Kurzgesagt didn't murder any birds

  • TheLookaas
    TheLookaas   2 days ago

    Babies born on the moon wont ever be able to visit their home planet. Cuz gravity

  • The Axepick06 Network

    We just had a lesson about this video in our 9th grade physics class. The rest of the class and I thoroughly enjoyed this video! Great content.

  • Alduin 96
    Alduin 96   2 days ago

    This sounds amazing and there is no life to kill but us on the moon so, I guess it might be better, not sure but I always thought of a problem with colonising a planet with life, the bacteria could prove extremely lethal to us and the indigenous life there, remember how when Europe came to America, the people who lived there died from our plagues, this time it would be dangerous to both us and the life who live there kind of like war of the worlds.

  • FlAmeS FIRE
    FlAmeS FIRE   2 days ago

    What if we build an elevator to all places in our galaxy?

  • gloriousthe1
    gloriousthe1   3 days ago

    Watching this video in 2019 whilst watching The plans for a moon base and dates to goat there appear

    RODRIGO FILHO   3 days ago

    What about the fact that the moon is hit all the time with meteorites... hard to put money there, too risk.

  • Mario Ojeda
    Mario Ojeda   3 days ago

    Un problema para esto es que segun estudios los partos espaciales no saldrian bien.

  • Smol Dorito
    Smol Dorito   3 days ago

    Kurzgesagt: 20-40 billion dollars isn’t too muchMe: looks in my wallet to see $1.25 :’)

  • Delvin Thomas
    Delvin Thomas   4 days ago

    US already has a moon base and mars base they build it in the 50s 60s 70s

  • Mister Mayor
    Mister Mayor   4 days ago

    Our first crew will be scientists and engineers...AND DUCKS!

  • GriffinTheGamer
    GriffinTheGamer   4 days ago

    I swear if I die on this planet I'm haunting the rich and wealthy

  • Ludelight
    Ludelight   4 days ago

    Hail New Zion! Free the Moon from the oppressive yoke of the Earthers!

  • M.' FUNK
    M.' FUNK   5 days ago

    When and if the Earth unites as one people we will get so much more accomplished.