Lunar Reclamation Society «Mars Homestead Moon Manor» 2002-4.


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Moon Manor is a table-top model developing the idea a future modular lunar homestead. Set to a scale of 1 to 40, the homestead situates around a hollow 1 by 2 meter core, a comfortably large 350 square meter space. The Lunan Home is constucted of 40 PVC plastic modules fleck painted to simulate either a glass composite or fiberglass reinforced lunar concrete. With cutaways to show the interior, it is partially covered with the scaled down equivalent of 3 meters of regolith soil, simulated by styrofoan. The home has four periscope windows, one facing in each cardinal direction, and a half dozen sun-following heliostats dumping sunlight into a central gallery loop lined with planter beds fed by toilet wastes, employing retired NASA environmental engineer, Dr. bill Wolverton's working odor-free system.

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Terralux Earth-based Lunar home Model.

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Spacious, full of sunlight, rich with green foliage, and plant-refreshened air, and with picture windows out on to the moonscape, Moon Manor is connected to a pressurized sunlit tube-street to other parts of the settlement.

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The interior of the home is lit. This display mdel catches the eye, and easily gets across the the major lessons of how people might someday be quite at home living on the Moon. Underground, yes. Moles, no.

Moon Manor debuted at the ISDC 1998 fair in Milwaukee, twice at Discovery World, once at Moonlink Headquarters, and seen by NASA Administrator Dan Griffin.

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Mini Moon and Mars Homestead is a much smaller scale version of Moon Manor. It was constructed for the Moon Society table at the Mars Society Convention in 2004 and displayed at the James Lovell Science Museum in Milwaukee that same year. Half the display is colored in moon tones, half in Mars tones, to show that the same construction principles and goals will work in both worlds.

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source: lunar-reclamation.org