Japanese Scientists Reveal Ambitious Plans to Build a ‘Glass’ Structure on the Moon

FROM NASA with plans to return humans to the moon later this decade, the race is on to come up with ideas for a lunar habitat that will keep humans on for longer.

The latest ambitious vision of such a concept was proposed by Japanese scientists and is called “Glass”.

This massive 400-meter structure will rotate every 20 seconds to achieve “normal gravity” and therefore reproduce the conditions of life on Earth.

The rendering of the idea was presented at a press conference attended by researchers from Kyoto University and Kajima Corporation, a construction firm based in Tokyo.

There are also further plans to include forests and coastlines to mimic the Earth’s biodiversity, along with a transportation system called the Hexagon Space Track System.

This interplanetary space train, as the researchers have named it, will generate its own gravity as it travels between Earth, the Moon and Mars.

As NASA plans to return humans to the Moon later this decade, the race is on for ideas for lunar habitats that will keep humans on track for longer. The latest vision of such a concept was proposed by Japanese scientists and is called “Glass”.

This massive 1,300-foot structure will rotate every 20 seconds to achieve

This massive 1,300-foot structure will rotate every 20 seconds to achieve “normal gravity” and therefore replicate the conditions of life on Earth.

A transport system called the

A transport system called the “Hexagon Space Track System” was also introduced (pictured).

WHAT IS GRAVITY?

Gravity is one of the fundamental forces of the universe.

Scientists understand that there are four fundamental forces that act on all things in the universe.

  1. Gravity is the weakest force, but has an infinite range.
  2. Weak nuclear force is the next weakest, but short-range action
  3. The electromagnetic force is stronger and with an infinite range.
  4. Strong nuclear force – The strongest of the forces, but with a short range.

A natural phenomenon is an attractive force that acts on all things, but pulls more strongly towards larger objects.

The force is so weak that huge celestial objects are required for a significant impact.

For example, gravity on Earth is just enough to keep people on the ground.

While it is clear how it works, how it works remains a mystery.

Scientists have long speculated about the existence of a fundamental particle called the “graviton” that is responsible for the interaction.

Despite its theoretical logic, the particle has not yet been discovered.

On Earth, gravity is measured at 9.8m/s^2. For reference, the force on Jupiter is 24.8m/s^2 and on the Moon 1.6m/s^2.

This means that a person weighing 10 stone (140 pounds) on Earth would only weigh 22 pounds on the Moon, but would weigh 331 pounds on Jupiter.

Yosuke Yamashiki, director of Kyoto University’s SIC Space Center, said: “There is no such plan in the space development plans of other countries.”

The researchers wrote: “Now humanity is moving from the era of “staying” in outer space to the era of “life” on the Moon and Mars.

“What environment and equipment will be required for this? In addition, what perspectives and technologies will be important to provide food, clothing and shelter, as well as to create a social system on the Moon and Mars?

About the Glass idea, they wrote: “By living in this institution, people can have children with peace of mind and maintain a body that can return to earth at any time.”

The experts added: “The Hexatrack system is an interplanetary transportation system for the Earth, Moon and Mars that maintains 1G speed even during long-distance travel.

“In the future space society (main society), where life on the Moon and Mars becomes a reality, each colony (residential group) carries out economic activities, and many people move for business and tourism purposes, with long-term movement, this artificial gravity transportation system will rotate with rail system as a core module to minimize the health effects of low gravity.

However, it is unlikely that this concept will be implemented in the near future.

It was reported that the creation of “Glass” will take about 100 years, although by 2050 its simplified version may be on the moon.

The researchers also have long-term ambitions for their idea – they hope to build two separate objects called “Lunar Glass” for the Moon and “Mars Glass” for Mars.

With an expected boom in space tourism as companies like Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin improve their launch capabilities to put humans into orbit, the researchers said they want to come up with an idea that “reduce the health effects on people living on the Moon or Mars that could be caused by low gravity.”

The rendering of the idea was presented at a press conference involving researchers from Kyoto University and Kajima Corporation, a construction firm based in Tokyo.

The rendering of the idea was presented at a press conference involving researchers from Kyoto University and Kajima Corporation, a construction firm based in Tokyo.

There are also further plans to include forests and coastlines to mimic the Earth's biodiversity, along with a transportation system called the Hexagon Space Track System.

There are also further plans to include forests and coastlines to mimic the Earth’s biodiversity, along with a transportation system called the Hexagon Space Track System.

This is because withresearch by NASA, as well as universities around the world, has found that a constant state of weightlessness and crossing different gravity fields can lead to bone loss, back pain and kidney stones.

But the Japanese scientists said that “research on low gravity is limited to the maintenance of the adult human body and its effect on the birth and growth of children.”

Takuya Ono, architect and researcher at Kajima, said: “The development of an artificial gravity residential complex with Kyoto University will be a watershed moment in space exploration.

“We will work to make this collaborative research meaningful to humanity.”

NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon in 2025 as part of the Artemis mission.

Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo and the goddess of the moon in Greek mythology.

NASA chose her to represent their return journey to the Moon, which will take astronauts back to the lunar surface by 2025, including the first woman and the next man.

Artemis 1, formerly Exploration Mission-1, is the first in a series of increasingly challenging missions that will allow humans to explore the Moon and Mars.

Artemis 1 will be the first integrated flight test of NASA’s Deep Space Exploration System: Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and ground systems at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Artemis 1 will be an unmanned flight that will lay the foundation for human exploration of deep space and demonstrate our commitment and ability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond.

During this flight, the spacecraft will launch the most powerful rocket in the world and fly farther than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown.

It will fly 280,000 miles (450,600 km) from the Earth, thousands of miles from the Moon over a roughly three-week mission.

Artemis 1, formerly Exploration Mission-1, is the first in a series of increasingly challenging missions that will allow humans to explore the Moon and Mars.  This drawing explains the different stages of the mission.

Artemis 1, formerly Exploration Mission-1, is the first in a series of increasingly challenging missions that will allow humans to explore the Moon and Mars. This drawing explains the different stages of the mission.

Orion will stay in space longer than any astronaut ship without docking to a space station and will return home faster and hotter than ever before.

With this first exploration mission, NASA will lead the next phases of human deep space exploration, where astronauts will build and begin testing systems near the Moon needed for missions to the Moon’s surface and exploration of other places far from Earth, including Mars.

The crew will take a different trajectory and test important Orion systems with humans on board.

Together, Orion, SLS, and ground systems at Kennedy will be able to meet the most demanding crew and cargo needs in deep space.

Ultimately, NASA aims to have a sustainable human presence on the Moon by 2028 as a result of the Artemis mission.

The space agency hopes this colony will unlock new scientific discoveries, showcase new technological advances, and lay the foundation for private companies that will build the lunar economy.