Headline September 27, 2017/ ''' *MOON STUDENTS SOCIETY*. UNIVERSE. COM '''



ANYTHING IN COMMON BETWEEN A SOCIETY AND a blog? :  Rabo, Haleema, Dee, SeherEman, Armeen? Lakshmi, Saima, Denise, Dantini, Hussain, Ali, Shahzaib?

I asked around, and I asked all students,  -all from great universities of the world  And I ask yet again : Sharyar Alamgir Khan?  Faraz? Ali Hassan? Umer? Ahsen? Wajahat, Furqan? Zaeem?  Mustafa? Vishnu? Toby? Majeed?

*MOONSHOTS Uncommon*..............if in doubt, ask a Harvard Law Professor?...... Or better still, if you get the opportunity ask President and Lawyer Barrack H. Obama? or Lawyer Hillary Clinton or........Fareed Zakaria/CNN or even more conveniently, ask:

Dr.and Lawyer M. Jawaid Khan, University of  California, Ms. Zainab Khan/Kings College, Qazi Ahmed Akbar Khan/University of Warwick or Lawyer Irum Hammad Khan/UK?  

BELIEVE  IT OR NOT, but in the next two decades the World Students Society, most lovingly called, !WOW!, would also set up an evolutionary structure on the Moon.

Merium, Rabo, Shahzaib, Bilal, Dee, Salar, Jordan, Danyial, Hazeem, Rahym, Maynah, Maria, Harem, Ibrahim, Hannyia and Merium to ensure they copy and eventually comply.

BY 2040 -A HUNDRED PEOPLE will  live on the Moon,  -melting ice for water, 3-D printing homes and tools, eating plants grown in lunar soil, and competing low gravity. 'Flying' sports.

To those who mock such talk, in science fiction, experts such as Bernard Foing, ambassador of the European Space Agency-driven ''Moon Village'' scheme, reply the goal is not only reasonable but feasible too.

At a European Planetary Science Congress in Riga this week, Foing spelt out how humanity could gain a permanent foothold on Earth's satellite-

And then expand. He likened it to the growth of the railways, when villages grew around main stations : followed by businesses.

By 2030, there could be an initial lunar settlement of 6 to 10 pioneers -scientists, technicians and engineers -which could grow to 100 by 2040, he predicted.

''In 2050, you could have a thousand and then.........naturally you could envisage to have family'' joining crews there, Foing told AFP.

Mere decades from now, ''there may be the possibility to have children born on the Moon,'' he enthused.

ESA boss Joe Woerner has mooted replacing the orbiting International Station with permanent lunar colony, a futuristic idea that was high on the agenda at this week's expert meeting in the Latvian capital.

The ISS is due to be decommissioned in 2024  -the end of an era of unprecedented cooperation in space after the Cold War rivalry between the United States and Soviet Union.

Forty years after humankind set foot on earth's satellite as a result of that fierce contest of one upmanship.

Woerner has proposed a village on the long-abandoned Moon as the next phase in space teamwork. 

Scientists and commercial prospects are keen on the concept, but politicians have yet to bite -a reluctance that, for now cripples the idea.

''It is highly frustrating........We still don't have the top leadership interested,'' said physicist Vidvuds Beldays of the University of Latvia, who runs a project called the  International Lunar Decade, advocating joint exploration of the Moon.

The missing link? ''To demonstrate that industrial activity on the Moon is feasible, that............large markets can emerge.

Potential Moon resources include basalt, a volcanic rock Beldavs said could be used as a raw material for 3-D printing satellites to be deployed from the Moon at a fraction of the cost of a launch from high gravity Earth.

There is also Helium-3, a rare isotope on our planet but common on the Moon, that could theoretically be used to generate cleaner, safer nuclear energy for Earth.

The main target is water, locked up in the ice on the Moon's poles.

Water can be separated into hydrogen and oxygen, two gases which explode when mixed -providing rocket fuel.

''To go into earth orbit.......it is 40 times cheaper to go from the Moon than from Earth, because the Earth has such high gravity that you have to fight against it,'' explained Foing.

Experts argue that the future lies in collaboration between increasingly cash strapped national space agencies and the private sector, which can profit from selling resources such as Moon-derived rocket fuel.

Robotic exploration is already underway, with several Moon landers and rovers planned for the coming years.

Woerner told AFP the goal  ''is to join international efforts and to bridge. earthly borders and crises.''

But for those who think the Moon offers an escape from an Earth threatened by climate change and nuclear war, physicist Christiane Heinicke warns, it is a ''tough''  life, and not for everyone.

She had a spent a year in mock Mars environment in Hawaii.

''It is completely devoid of any vegetation, all they see is rocks, regolith [loose rocks and dust], and a sky that is different from ours on Earth,'' she told AFP by email.

''Being either inside the habitat or inside a soil means that you're never able to actually.

FEEL the  moon/planet you're on.

You can't feel the wind [if there is any, like on Mars], you don't feel the Sun on your skin, and whatever you touch feels like the inside of your gloves.''  

With respectful dedication to the Leaders of the Universe, Free world, Students, Professors and Teachers.

See Ya all on !WOW!, and then See Ya all on Moon, -the World Students Society and Twitter-!E-WOW! -the Ecosystem 2011:

''' !WOW! in !WOW! '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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