Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in the Moon, and Japan wants to join in on the excitement. A three-pronged strategy for sustainable human living on the Moon and beyond has been proposed by scientists and engineers from Kyoto University and the Kajima Corporation.
Longer stays in low Gravity situations, whether in orbit or on another planet’s surface, are probably in the future of space travel. The problem is that prolonged stays in space can seriously damage human physiology; according to the current study, astronauts can lose ten years’ worth of bone density in just a few months of space travel and their bones never grow back to normal. Fortunately, scientists from Kyoto University and the Kajima Corporation are working to develop a possible remedy.
Lunar Glass and Mars Glass, which are both large, spinning cones that will mimic the effects of Earth’s Gravity, might fill that gap. These rotating cones will have a height of 1,312 feet (400 metres) and a radius of around 328 feet (100 metres). They will rotate once every 20 seconds, giving people inside a 1 g sensation (1g being the Gravity on Earth). The building of Lunar Glass is expected to be completed by the end of the 21st century, which appears overly optimistic considering the apparent level of technological competence necessary to make this happen.