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New 50km of cave discovered
« on: October 19, 2017, 09:32:42 pm »
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Re: New 50km of cave discovered
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 07:57:07 am »
I think it would be a fair chunk of change.

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Re: New 50km of cave discovered
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 09:54:23 am »
Given the current pushes by various people for space tourism there is a possibility that in a decade or two it would become possible, given the funding and political and business will.  And wouldn't it be a great place to go?  I'd sign up if I won the lottery! Mars also has potential given previous evidence of running water.
Seems that private funding maybe more effective than national organisations in pushing the boundaries forwards.  At present it's only really the Russians that have an effective manned space flight capability and that's just to the space station (the USA has to pay the return taxi fare if they need a lift), although the Chinese and others seem to be catching up.
It's a long way to go so might need to take a few extra snacks.  Mars bars and Milky Ways come to mind.

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Re: New 50km of cave discovered
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 10:57:41 am »
There are a few tight places in terrestrial caves where you need to take your helmet and even your oversuit off to wriggle through.

Might not be so easy to do that on the Moon...
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: New 50km of cave discovered
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 12:11:44 pm »
There are a few tight places in terrestrial caves where you need to take your helmet and even your oversuit off to wriggle through.

Might not be so easy to do that on the Moon...
I think the idea might be to build an airlock and fill it with a breathable atmosphere.
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