|Dr. Michael Shara (Curator) Giving a Fantastic Tour|
of the Beyond Planet Earth Exhibit
One of the logical first steps for space exploration in the future would be to set up a lunar base at Shackleton Crater, near the Moon's South Pole. Due to its proximity to water-ice and almost constant sunlight, it would be the logical choice to generate electricity.
|Scale Model of a Habitat to House 4 Astronauts on the Moon|
|Interconnected Space Habitats on the Moon|
(Do you see the Earth in the sky?)
I was completely blown away by the replica of a space elevator displayed at the OSC! It has been decades since I have been reading about this idea in Science Fiction literature. This lunar elevator theoretically could be used to transport mined materials to the Earth from the Moon (and vice versa). Could this elevator one day transport humans from Earth to Moon? Only time will tell!
|This Space Elevator Might One Day Transport Mined Materials|
Between the Earth & Moon!
A 9-foot long full-scale model of the Lunar Rover "Curiosity" is on display at the Beyond Planet Earth Exhibit. This is the same model rover that landed on Mars August 6th, 2012, and is searching for proof of life on Mars. It was hard for me to envision that AT THIS VERY MOMENT the identical rover is exploring the Martian climate and geology! Scientists have been talking about terraforming Mars for eons, and making it into a liveable atmosphere for humans.
|Mars Science Laboratory Rover "Curiosity"|
Displayed at Ontario Science Centre
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