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Hawking predicts Moon base within 50 years

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The legendary astrophysicist spoke about the future during a recent TV broadcast about the space station.

Hawking has warned that the Earth\'s population is growing too rapidly and is using too many resources for the planet to sustain our civilization for much longer. Soon, he maintains, we will have to move out in to space and start to colonize other worlds in order to grow and survive as a species.

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I dont know why this Hawking fellow is making predictions - when the moonbase proposals have been in place for some time

Wiki says:

Recent proposals

As of 2006, Japan planned to have a Moon base in 2030.

As of 2007, Russia planned to have a Moon base in 2027–2032.

In 2007 Jim Burke of the International Space University in France said people should plan to preserve humanity's culture in the event of a civilization-stopping asteroid impact with Earth. A Lunar Noah's Ark was proposed. Subsequent planning may be taken up by the International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG).

In a January 2012 speech Newt Gingrich, Republican candidate for President, proposed a plan to build a U.S. moon colony by the year 2020.

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With all the talk of Helium 3 on the moon, I would think it would be a lot quicker. I also don't think that it will be a(n) government, and more likely a corporation seeking profit instead.

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I dont know why this Hawking fellow is making predictions - when the moonbase proposals have been in place for some time

Wiki says:

Recent proposals

As of 2006, Japan planned to have a Moon base in 2030.

As of 2007, Russia planned to have a Moon base in 20272032.

In 2007 Jim Burke of the International Space University in France said people should plan to preserve humanity's culture in the event of a civilization-stopping asteroid impact with Earth. A Lunar Noah's Ark was proposed. Subsequent planning may be taken up by the International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG).

In a January 2012 speech Newt Gingrich, Republican candidate for President, proposed a plan to build a U.S. moon colony by the year 2020.

Newt Gingrich also wrote crappy science fiction novel(s) as well.

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Hmm, hardly much of a prediction really is it? I should think its only cost thats is stopping it happening right now, I am sure the current technology is up to a moon base by now, isn't it? maybe 10-15 yrs..

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Considering there has been an underwater base for a while now, a moon base is very feasible and do-able, just very expensive

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquarius_%28laboratory%29

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Here's to hoping...

BTW shouldn't this be in the UM predictions thread? ;)

Hmm, hardly much of a prediction really is it? I should think its only cost thats is stopping it happening right now, I am sure the current technology is up to a moon base by now, isn't it? maybe 10-15 yrs..

I think its a question of drive rather than ability.

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Pleeease. My spidey-senses are tingling off the hook at this sudden announcement. Allow me to translate;

Please people, don't lose hope. We know a madman has his finger on the button, and planes can now disappear without a trace but please don't get discouraged. We are working on the situation and hope to return you to your regularly carefree lives as soon as possible.

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In 50 years the next guy will say we will have a base on the moon in the next 20 years.there will never be a moon base its only sci-fic

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In 50 years the next guy will say we will have a base on the moon in the next 20 years.there will never be a moon base its only sci-fic

People used to say the same thing about heavier-than-air flying machines.

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