LAND FOR SALE ON THE MOON
Lunar City is the name of the future settlement that contains all Moon land claims sold on this website. It is located at: AREA M-7, QUADRANT HOTEL (LATITUDE: 56-60° South & LONGITUDE: 14-18° West) – LOT NUMBERS 318 & 319.
The picture to the right is a slab of the southern hemisphere of the Moon (that faces the earth) and shows where Lunar City approximately sits.
More information on the Moon in general, including what makes it so relevant and appealing, is below.
ABOUT THE MOON
According to Wikipedia, the Moon has a surface area of about 38 million square kilometres. This is roughly the size of North America and South America combined. (One square kilometre is about 250 acres).
- 40% of its weight is oxygen
- It is heavily crater-covered
- It has no atmosphere
- Minerals such as iron can be mined from its rocks
- It is as far away from earth as about 30 times the earth’s diameter
- It takes about three days to get there by rocket ship
- Usually the same side of it is facing earth all the time
- We have its gravity to thank for the tides and how it keeps the earth at a 23.5° angle for our seasons. Its gravity is six times weaker than that of earth.
WHY THE MOON?
One may ask why we should think about colonising space in the first place? There are some highly credible reasons which are discussed below.
Firstly, it is exactly the challenge mankind needs at this point in time. For example, when the Apollo astronauts went to the Moon in the 1960s the entire project cost $20 billion US – and this was back then! However, it pumped a lot of money into the American economy, generated numerous inventions that are now commonplace and gave us satellite technology that helped to bring about affordable and practical telecommunications and, therefore, the Information Age as we know it today! Now it is hard for us to imagine our daily lives without portable computers, mobile phones and the internet. Some may still argue that the $20 billion US (think about how much that will be today when adjusted for inflation) could have been put to better use if pumped into solving a major world problem, such as poverty in the Third World. If it only costs a mere $500 NZ (or thereabouts) to feed a starving child for a year why should we invest countless billions into a dead rock up in the sky? This is a very good point and a no-brainer to anyone who is truly human but, in practice, the story is a little different.
The money put into the US Space Program brought about a whole new era of technology and a lot of economic growth (as mentioned above) whereas money sent to poor areas that desperately need it can sometimes get gobbled up by corrupt government officials and corporates who think they are gods. What’s left for those who are actually suffering can be very little indeed, if anything. What we need to do instead is to teach people how to survive and thrive on their own local opportunities and resources so they can do just that and become both independent and self-sufficient – or they will always be depending on someone else. As the old saying goes: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life. Perfect examples of countries that are doing this are China and India. Such countries were labelled as Third World as recent as the 1990s and now we are labelling them as upcoming superpowers that can compete with the US and Europe!
In addition, colonising the Moon will provide us with a ‘backup’ of life on earth so if a global disaster destroys one of these bodies the other is there to continue existing. On this note, many will argue that we have no right to spoil another planetary body in the same way we have done with earth. However, the Moon and Mars are seriously different in the sense that by colonising them we would be giving them life as opposed to taking it away. They are already dead and I think that if there is anything we can do to make up for all the destruction we have caused to life on this planet it would certainly be to spread it to other planets to make it less endangered and longer lasting.
YOUTUBE VIDEO ON THE MOON
Below is a very informative YouTube video from National Geographic about living on the Moon! Just do your own homework before taking the comments on it as gospel.