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Expandable is entirely to fit in a smaller diameter fairing.

Bigelow actually has plans to wrap the hab in bags of regolith.

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14 hours ago, tater said:

Expandable is entirely to fit in a smaller diameter fairing.

Bigelow actually has plans to wrap the hab in bags of regolith.

may2016_h09_bigelow.jpg

 

I wouldn't want to be on the EVA crew for that job. 

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34 minutes ago, SuperFastJellyfish said:

 

I wouldn't want to be on the EVA crew for that job. 

Sure you would!

"Why do we need this big facility on the Moon, anyway?"

"Because we need guys to to work!"

"Doing what? Why so many guys?"

"Putting the dirt over the big facility requires a lot of guys."

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2 minutes ago, tater said:

Sure you would!

"Why do we need this big facility on the Moon, anyway?"

"Because we need guys to to work!"

"Doing what? Why so many guys?"

"Putting the dirt over the big facility requires a lot of guys."

“Why not use robots?”

“Because these guys here need a job!”

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Wouldn't it be better to make Boring Company - style bricks from the regolith and build a dome above the buildings?

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6 hours ago, SuperFastJellyfish said:

I wouldn't want to be on the EVA crew for that job. 

It's okay, they will hire local outsourcers.

4 hours ago, Scotius said:

Wouldn't it be better to make Boring Company - style bricks from the regolith and build a dome above the buildings?

The classics never dies.

Spoiler

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3 minutes ago, kerbiloid said:

It's okay, they will hire local outsourcers.

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Interesting, indeed:

 

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This is old, but useful:

 

 

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23 hours ago, Scotius said:

Wouldn't it be better to make Boring Company - style bricks from the regolith and build a dome above the buildings?

 

The Idea of using "Mooncrete" is far older than the Boring Company.

Using simple bags filled with Moondust seems far easier though, atleast until you bring a furnace.

Edited by Canopus

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Though not just simple bags, but chains of sausages (like on the photo), as they should cover the hut with protective layer and don't support a weight.

(On Mars they could produce plastic packages from local resources, and that's an ISRU theme. Simple polyethylene of poor quality).

Edited by kerbiloid

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