A former NASA physicist known for his work on space-based solar power, John Mankins explores the possibilities of living on the moon. Today he serves as the vice president of the Moon Village Association, an NGO with the goal of creating an International Space Station on the Moon for global moon exploration programs.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx



  • @tidepoolclipper8657

    There likely won't be many civilians on the moon for long while due to the inhospitable conditions on the moon (especially since the moon barely even has an atmosphere to protect people from things like radiation or micrometeorites; and for a while the moon bases will have to partially buried in the moon regloith.

    Some day the moon will be used for tourism and to house a minority of the human population; but for now, the bases on the moon are mainly for research, a shortcut to Mars, and possibly Helium 3 mining.

  • @ThumbWiggler

    This was so exciting to hear. It feels so soon to be true but it makes sense. Crazy!!

  • @chargerclyde

    Take that flat earthers.

  • @bun6235

    The evidence that this is already happening is a better way to disseminate the truth. Fantastic news and thank you for sharing about some big stories most have not been able to understand. I hope you can do a follow up on this topic!! Great work!

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