Q: When I think of the steps to settling space, I think of it mostly in terms of technology and economics. If you don’t need to be economically self-sustaining, we’ve had the technology to build a moon base for decades – just spend $100k/kg on food and other things to sustain it that we don’t have … More Moon, space, profit, strategy, Q/A
Q: Instead of water, what would you propose they focus on at a moon base? BTW The savings from reusability are in addition to the savings from not having to launch fuel from Earth. But even getting fuel derived from the Moon or asteroids will not be free, since it will still be quite a hassle. … More Moon, ideology, Q/A. Water.
The document of NASA is interesting in terms that those guys have considered the problem of collecting regolith and moving it to a central location. It is the same problem, and one of the tasks for tech seed on the moon surface, to collect regolith and deliver it to processing unit, thus it is interesting … More Plan0 vs NASA plan.
Let’s take a brief look at resources available on the moon and what they mean in terms of a growing system in place and aspects which might be interesting in the context of Plan0. Just fast recap. Gravity 1/6 of earth(1.62m/s^2), escape velocity 2.38 km/s Energy Energy wise things aren’t too good but aren’t bad … More Moon. Moon resources. Tech seed. Plan0.
(source) There probably no such place as the best for any task. It is a matter of preferences accordingly to chosen technologies for the building and other maybe even not related to technologies factors. I mean it depends; different factor and the place comes with the how and maybe why you do the building of … More Optimal position for an orbital dockyard