Author Topic: Exploring caves on the moon: official call for proposals  (Read 534 times)

Offline David Rose

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Exploring caves on the moon: official call for proposals
« on: August 22, 2019, 09:06:36 am »
Pissed off by the Picos? Can't be arsed to rig Alpine pots? The Three Counties System no longer leaves you thrilled?

The time has come to broaden your horizons - to outer space. Yes folks. The race to become the first speleologists to explore and map the caves of the Moon is on:

https://ideas.esa.int/servlet/hype/IMT?documentTableId=45087583371818598&userAction=Browse&templateName=&documentId=d5e1d96887b7644587a60ba84f549af3


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Re: Exploring caves on the moon: official call for proposals
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 11:38:17 am »
I don't get over to Wharfedale as much as I'd like to because of the travel time so I don't think this one is for me.  ;)

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Re: Exploring caves on the moon: official call for proposals
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 12:22:11 pm »
I am waiting to see which National Body will start gating these sub-surface voids - sorry caves.

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Re: Exploring caves on the moon: official call for proposals
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2019, 04:07:00 pm »
I'm sure we can all agree that the best way of preserving these pristine, important environments is to maintain a single access point policy.
We can gate and concrete up all entrances except for one.

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Re: Exploring caves on the moon: official call for proposals
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2019, 07:24:50 pm »
Ali M will have some tape handy I am sure.

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Re: Exploring caves on the moon: official call for proposals
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2019, 08:39:44 pm »
Surely blue string would be the appropriate medium for the moon?
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: Exploring caves on the moon: official call for proposals
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 10:44:03 pm »
Hold your fire  :o   You need to negotiate access agreements with the CCC - Clanger's Caving Committee.

Remember, they have a Soup Dragon to police and enforce policy   :read:

Mind you, dustbin lids to cover cave entrances isn't a bad idea.

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Re: Exploring caves on the moon: official call for proposals
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2019, 11:11:39 pm »
For some reason, Emmental comes to mind as I read this thread.



"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"