Actually I think the real question that should have been asked by now is how these "colonists" survive on the moon indefinitely. You do understand
that space crews once in zero G or limited gravity, begin a fruitless battle to save muscle mass and bone density as our bodies immediately start
Even with the limited gravity on the moon colonists would be losing muscle mass and bone density. THIS is one of the major obstacles to space
exploration and Mars in particular.
We can safely send people into space and to the moon for a while even months at a time, but prolonged periods can do terrible damage that takes much
longer to repair, if at all.
For us to go to Mars it's almost a year trip 1 way and the window lasts 25 months, so it would have to be carefully planned AND they couldn't spend
much time on Mars at all as by the time they reach it they would have lost considerable muscle mass and bone density.
So if the moon was hiding some super secret colony, they'd have to be underground, and their space port would have to be invisible, as well as the
constant shuttling back and forth between the moon switching out colonists so they don't die up there.
Forced Labor? AHAHAHAH, go watch an Apollo video, any of them. It's impossibly hard to work in space suits for one thing, and in limited gravity.
couple that with prolonged exposure to limited gravity and the negative effects i mentioned above, and you've turned your colony into a feeble death
camp. As well they'd need some good equipment to deal with the unblocked radiation smashing into the moon constantly, and there's nothing to protect
you from solar flares. I believe this radiation exposure would also cause reproductive problems.
Oh and it costs millions of dollars just for fuel, let alone rockets, launch pads, satellites to communicate, etc etc.
I guess every single amateur astronomer out there gazing at the moon every night is either blind as crap, or part of the conspiracy. TRUST NO ONE.
Wait, how do you know YOU aren't in on it? OMG.
edit on 29-4-2011 by phishyblankwaters because: (no reason given)