Japan works on The Glass, the colony on the Moon that will replicate Earth’s gravity to make it habitable
scientists from Japan presented an artificial space habitat and interplanetary transportation system which will connect to the future human colonies of the Moon Y Mars with the earth. They are calling her glass.
This work is a collaboration between the Kajima Construction company and researchers from Kyoto University, with a team made up of engineers, technicians and scientists, who explained their plans for the colonization of the natural satellite.
“We envision a future in which humanity will realize migration to the Moon and Mars in the second half of the 21st centuryand we will define the global ecosystem system to build structures like the core biome complex”, expressed the experts in a press conference, quoted in El Español.
A prototype of this initiative would be ready in 2050built on our planet, but the final version it will take about 100 years to be built and operational.
What is TheGlass
The Glass or The Crystal is a gigantic habitable cone-shaped structure with artificial gravitywhich would have public transport, green areas and large bodies of water, as if it were an extension of the Earth.
Its main objective, apart from colonization, is avoid health complications for future settlers by low and zero gravity environments.
The structure is in the shape of an inverted cone, 400 meters high and 100 meters in radius at its widest point, which spins on itself to create a centrifugal attraction capable of mimicking the effect of gravity on Earth.
The structure makes a complete turn every 20 seconds and in the area where it reaches the maximum radius it would achieve a gravity of 1G, the same as we have on Earth.
In addition, this plan also includes an interplanetary transport system, thinking of the desire to conquer Mars. In this case, the researchers have found a solution that seems even more futuristic: a kind of interplanetary cable car called Hexatrackcapable of maintaining 1G gravity.
The passengers would go in the so-called hexacapsules, booths with a radius of 15 meters in the shape of a hexagon that would be in charge of connecting the Earth and the Moon. Once on the Earth satellite, there would be another larger cabin, twice the size, that would connect the satellite with Mars.
The Japanese plan sounds ambitious and futuristic. It is likely that the current generation will see the prototype and the next will see colonization outside of Earth, with the possibility of living on the Moon and moving to Mars without problems.