How Much Would it Cost to Live on the Moon?

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    Living on the moon would be very, very expensive, but let's take nine minutes to calculate just how expensive it would be.
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    Sources:
    docs.google.com/document/d/1fX3rVRDX3nn2RYBUjqoLYfSoUZ_JDk1KFx63mlbjBnY/edit
    nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1969-059C
    www.thespacereview.com/article/1579/1
    www.space.com/17556-giant-nasa-rocket-space-launch-cost.html
    www.cnpp.usda.gov/publications/usdafoodpatterns/estimatedcalorieneedsperdaytable.pdf
    www.actahort.org/books/952/952_73.htm
    www.nasa.gov/pdf/146558main_RecyclingEDA(final)%204_10_06.pdf

    Attributions
    Lunar greenhouse photos courtesy University of Arizona and used under fair use guidelines
    ISS videos courtesy NASA
    Photosynthesis photo courtesy Somepics
    Fuel module picture courtesy Idaho National Laboratory
    Mars Colonial Transporter photo courtesy michelresidence.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/mars-colonial-transporter/ and used under fair use guidelines
    “Moonlight Reprise) by Kai Engal

Bill Woo
Bill Woo

Cool! 98 million (in 2016) for 4 people for a year, $24MM each. Now, I just can't remember, what is the slop factor - cost escalation factor - for government project estimates? Is it a closer to a factor of 3 or it is 300? This is why private space firms are the only hope. And even they will have overoptimistic estimates, and fatalities, and as soon as that happens, subsequent political correctness forces will probably sound their death knell :(

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Rebecca Hurford
Rebecca Hurford

Wendover: We probably won't be able to afford to colonise the moon for at least a few decades Artemis mission: hold my beer

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psycleen
psycleen

it costs trillions to fake it

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Shays my Name
Shays my Name

No one can get to the moon, the moon isnt millions of miles away, either!

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Lee Reynolds
Lee Reynolds

A interesting view how much would it cost United States to build terminator army.

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John Bishop
John Bishop

We didn’t start climate change. It’s always been changing.

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ahking __revived
ahking __revived

No shit BUT we are changing it in a different way you clown

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Hare Krishna in the Movies
Hare Krishna in the Movies

If the Earth no longer existed, then the Moon colony would be completely independent. Therefore, once it was set up, it wouldn't cost anything! And if the Earth still existed, they should be made to be completely independent anyway, plus send back taxes! 🙂

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Stellie Ford
Stellie Ford

I'd love to see a revisit of this post starship

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Killacam
Killacam

The calculations should drop considering the technology that was needed back then would be much cheaper now. I think your calculations are wrong

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ElenarMT
ElenarMT

Damn, you always make such interesting videos - but WOW, this was incredible. THANK YOU

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The Chronicles of SSS
The Chronicles of SSS

3 tons cost 12 billion? dreaming

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Sellisa
Sellisa

Why would they need 3000 calories per day in lower than earth gravity? 3000 calories a day would make me fat walking around in a full G.

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Dynamic Solution
Dynamic Solution

And foolish people (with child like minds) like Elon Musk are celebrated when the talk about colonizing the moon? His comments should come ag thr cost of his credibility because it will never happen!

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1BillionMarbles
1BillionMarbles

Now that I think about it, Jeff Bezos could live on the moon if he wanted to

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Mev Cilbox
Mev Cilbox

A lot apparently

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PetrolHead88 UK
PetrolHead88 UK

Why would you leave the earth to live in a pressurised self contained habitat when you can just do that on Earth, even if we did somehow catastrophically destroy the environment in the scenario you give?

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Columbus 1492
Columbus 1492

Basically as much as living in NYC then

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Charmender Timy
Charmender Timy

So 1.3k per second is how much the CEO of amazon makes.

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Cool James
Cool James

Short Answer: A LOT. ~$36,000,000,000.

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It's Incredible
It's Incredible

The cost is worth it and it's better than wasting the money for a useless war on Iran.

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paul Hom
paul Hom

lol there is water on the moon

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Apeman Commeth
Apeman Commeth

We should’ve been delivering infrastructure to the moon or it’s orbit every year so that when we leave to go there it’s ready to go/land

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Yung Stallion
Yung Stallion

The BFR (Big Flacon Rocket) will change this

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Yung Stallion
Yung Stallion

What is it called now?

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xXGIMpL0rdXx
xXGIMpL0rdXx

Name outdated

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Explained
Explained

2024

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denil verghese
denil verghese

Maybe it's time.

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D L
D L

Heard Starbucks will be the 1st to set up shops there.

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Sanz Copacabana
Sanz Copacabana

I can't be more furius with YouTube's algorithm for not recommend me your channel earlier, but at least I have so much videos to discover!

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MikeJones9000
MikeJones9000

36 billion? easy just stop funding israel

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Pablo Herrera
Pablo Herrera

Mr Beast could afford it.

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Jacob
Jacob

You could cut this price by over 90% by using a few extra Falcon Heavies, then assembling stuff together in orbit before going to the moon.

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The Automaticist
The Automaticist

Imagine Cities Skylines Lunar Edition and being give an original budget of 10 billion dollars and thinking you have tons of money.

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Yoshi
Yoshi

The US is spending hundreds of billions on military. Those 36 billion would be a fraction of that.

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The Watcher
The Watcher

No one has been on the moon. Currently, people cannot survive leaving low earth orbit. Money is not an issue. Money is printed at will. This is why inflation is such a problem. Check out the US National Debt Clock. But, go ahead and believe your government scientists. When has a government agency ever lied???

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David Burnett
David Burnett

You guys are always complaining about the standard system. Just dump metric and use the better system. It annoying having everyone on different pages.

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Hydrochloric Acid
Hydrochloric Acid

You can't ask some 7.5 billion people to drop a system for one that ~350 million use. If anyone's dropping a measurement system, it's the US. And in some capacity, they already have.

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Philippe
Philippe

So.... 2 years after this video... How much did you all save for this trip? I currently have.... 25$ (Canadian)....

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Hamster 608
Hamster 608

Why not use human poop to supplement for the fertilizer, attach generators to the treadmills so that the astronauts can produce their own energy while exercising, bring batteries to store the energy, and use solar panels?

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abbas sabir
abbas sabir

why not to use water that is present on the moon it is discovered by the India.

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Joze Butinar
Joze Butinar

ok since when you can buy oxegen ?

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Xerox Re
Xerox Re

We can't afford to colonize the solar sytsem cos then we couldn't afford to kill each other constantly

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lucas salema goncalves
lucas salema goncalves

318,000 dollars / pound does not equal to 144,000 dollars per kilo

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Dziobaczek Gadułka
Dziobaczek Gadułka

Is there a mistake (0:58)? Because 12500$ per pound times 159 pounds is 1987500, but 5700$ per kg times 72kg is 410400$. It is a mistake because 1lb is about 0.453kg.

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Addicted To Stacks
Addicted To Stacks

How does a business become a sponsor of your videos?

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I don't know but
I don't know but

Other than the potential for helium-3, is there a significance to being on the moon? Why not a mega-structure in (preferably earth) orbit? Seems like that scales better than colonizing the lunar surface. To be safe from an extinction event on earth, we only need to live in space, which possibly means only investing in getting people and material into space, as we do now. That puts many nations in play, as it's way more feasible to put a rocket in orbit than send one to the moon. And we need all the help we can get. Even as technology improves, I think lunar colonization would remain incredibly slow and costly. I'd use the moon as a test bed and take the shot at mars.

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Bastard Benn
Bastard Benn

Sounds cheap, if Sweden had skipped the migrant program we could have a moon landing program.

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Messerschmidt 262
Messerschmidt 262

The problem is not the money

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Akshit Bhatia
Akshit Bhatia

That's like 5% USA military spends in a year

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Juan Del Angel
Juan Del Angel

Why spend an astronomical amount of money to live on another planet when it would be way easier and cheaper to take care of the environment we already have? If anything I believe it's just shitty to want to exploit this planet for all its worth and then go on the next planet to do the same thing and repeat the cycle. At least to me this shows how shitty humans can be. Sorry about the rant. Good video.

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Simon Peters
Simon Peters

seriously, scientists are making BILLIONS of dollars telling these theories that are proven failures. Watch what happens in Mars. Big bang theory? Even an idiot knows that's the stupidest shit ever said.

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Hyrum D.
Hyrum D.

wut about the ice on dah moon?

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DjTruchas
DjTruchas

Who's watching this after NASA's InSigth landed on Mars?

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Rodrigo Estrada
Rodrigo Estrada

Funny thing is that NASA just announced they're returning to the moon to stay

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R. Ilham Sastronegoro
R. Ilham Sastronegoro

how much it is on Zimbabwean dollar?

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Dann
Dann

I mean you can just use SpaceX’s Starship for a lot cheaper and a bigger colony

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Pensive
Pensive

You have to factor in the price of the water, thank me later!

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john li
john li

i mean we didnt delete the blueprints for the lunar landers and saturn rocket right? so why do we need to include the R&D costs from scratch

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Ruan O' Dowd
Ruan O' Dowd

1:00 They should change it to kilos, according to this video it costs only 410400 dollars if you use the metric measurements.

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bjornii stabben
bjornii stabben

Could you please make a updated video of this with spacex and all

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Wai Yan Win Aung
Wai Yan Win Aung

Only 36 billion?! What? I did some researching and Jeff Bezos makes $1,000 a second, that means $60,000 per minute, $360,000 per hour and $ 3,153,600,000 a year. That’s just coming from one rich guy. The US GDP is 1930.6 billion dollars in 2017 and it’s military budget is 681.1 billion. So 36 billion is a tiny tiny amount for something like colonizing a celestial body. We need to stop threatening China and start doing something that will make humanity better for the whole.

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Action Domics
Action Domics

Damn 2 seconds is a months rent....

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JapanForSale
JapanForSale

Solution: have the Mexicans pay for it. And we won't even invite them over for cervezas.

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