In previous blogs I’ve talked about how Lunar Starship can save the Artemis program to build a sustainable Lunar base. I’ve discussed how a Lunar Starship can deliver roughly 210 T to the Lunar surface if traveling one way. And I’ve talked a bit about some of the challenges of managing electricity generation during the Lunar night.
One missing piece of the puzzle is speculation about how a Lunar base assembled from Starships might actually look. What would it be like to live there? This is a fun question, and this blog is intended to discuss some aspects of the problem. It’s also a less serious question as the particulars of interior design are dependent, in large part, upon individual taste. Unlike, for example, hard numbers about Lunar transfer orbits and mass allotments, there is considerable latitude here for speculation and flights of fancy. The Lunar Starship represents approximately 2000 cubic meters of pressurizable volume, which is more than 4x the size of my house.
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