Source: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/24...n-the-moon.htm Thanks to Razorix22 for this one. I’ll just… leave this here. A Russian company wants to build a manned base on the moon and announced recently that it has the resources and capabilities to do just that. The privately owned company, Lin Industrial, believes they can construct the base for less than $10 billion. That includes the first stages of a lunar outpost, followed by a second facility that would be manned by two and then, later, four humans. Lin Industrial expects that constructing and deploying the base will take around 10 years. The company proposes that a location near the moon’s south pole, known as Malapert Mountain, would be their construction site for the lunar base. According to Lin Industrial, building a lunar base is no easy feat and requires at least 37 rocket launches to carry parts to the surface of the moon. The launches alone would take probably over five years. The base, however, is less of a base, and more of a small village, of only up to four people. There’s also a chance that this claim by Lin Industrial is just big talk. Lin Industrial’s head is Sergei Burkatovsky, one of the creators of online game World of Tanks. He’s only invested about $176,000 in the project so far. Lin Industrial states it needs around $200,000 just for the first prototype rocket and another $13.5 million just to test launch it. You better buy those Panther 88′s, guys – SerB needs to get to the moon :)

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