Delivering a Pizza to the Moon

Of course, one would not even dream of such a thing. No one lives on the moon. And how could you get a pizza there that would still be hot enough to enjoy? And who would pay the enormous bill?

All legitimate questions. And yet, if we start thinking about how this might be done, we take some baby steps towards creating a human settlement on the moon.

As with the colonization of the new world, there are two main problems. First, you need a reliable and cost effective way to get there and back home. Second, you need a viable plan to ferry materials to settlers on a regular basis to get them into a sustainable mode.  BTW, Europeans backing settlements in the early days were barely able to do either.

Jeff Bezos thinks that he can solve the first problem fairly soon.  He wrote

“It is time for America to return to the moon—this time to stay,” Bezos told The Washington Post. “A permanently inhabited lunar settlement is a difficult and worthy objective. I sense a lot of people are excited about this.”

Make mine a pepperoni, Jeff.

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