Mission #7: Second Moon Landing

mage credit – Enterprise by MADMAN1701A, Image and Composite by Andrew Ceperley.

Image credit – Enterprise by MADMAN1701A, Image and Composite by Andrew Ceperley.

On this mission the Universal Lander will depart from the Enterprise and take a number of persons to the basic moon base that was constructed by the robotic base-building equipment left behind after the Enterprise’s first moon mission. These people will become the first residents of the first permanent moon base. Supplies and equipment will be sent down from the Enterprise to the base as needed by humans for a long term stay.

Much of the equipment and materials sent down to the moon from the Enterprise will be to expand the base and make it more viable as a long term place for humans to live.  Components for a gravity wheel (a variant of the Enterprise’s gravity wheel) will be sent down. The humans will work with the robotic base-building equipment to assemble the wheel inside a donut-shaped underground cavity, as carved out by the laser-digger, so that 1g gravity is established inside the moon base for all normal living and sleeping areas.

Finally, a haul of mined materials will be taken from the moon and up to the Enterprise as part of the on-going experimental mining program.