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Blast Off With These Awesome Lunar and Martian Base Designs

By Becky Ferreira Feb 18, 2013

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1. Electromagnetic Cannon

This is one of the earliest moon base designs, submitted to NASA in 1977. It proposes setting up manned bases (the four cylinders depicted) for lunar miners. The miners would collect moon rocks in the day and transport them into an orbiting engineering crew by using a high velocity launch cannon (the diagonal line in this picture). The orbiting crew would process the materials and use them to build further bases.

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