How We Could Build a Moon Base TODAY - Space Colonization 1

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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  2 месяца назад +3016

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    • Batrisya ramzi
      Batrisya ramzi 3 дня назад


    • Fwd
      Fwd 23 дня назад

      You paint a pretty picture - and I sorta want to live on the moon now - but something you said gave me pause: are we certain a pregnancy from start to finish under the lunar gravity would even work out? I seem to remember a study on microgravity having adverse effects on embryo development, but that was on the ISS...

    • MyJstorey
      MyJstorey 28 дней назад

      I was wondering what would happen if an AI or multiple AI did kill off all humans? Would it pick up were humans left off? And if there were multiple AI how would they get along? And what about AI who dont have free will or have a programed task what would they do? They don't have humans to obay anymore and AI don't have much biological needs. Would AI go to war over territory? And if it was just one AI that had free will and killed all humans would it just keep upgrading itself?

    • Jeejean Lim
      Jeejean Lim 28 дней назад

      Excuse me, but when will you make a part 2 just asking but when

  • Gim Tabel
    Gim Tabel 11 часов назад

    It makes me so sad that I will never be able to experience the world 500 years from now :(

  • Antonio Garcia Oriola
    Antonio Garcia Oriola 12 часов назад

    Part Twoooooo

  • EWEE 100
    EWEE 100 18 часов назад

    4:36 also you can make oxygen to breathe on the moon.

  • Hasan Hussain
    Hasan Hussain День назад

    I FUCKING love this channel so much but I feel as though this video was worse than usual. I know it's hypothetical but they forgot some of the issues that affect people living in space. "A phase 2 colony would have to take shelter" but then how would a phase 3 or a phase 4 function? Big structures mean they don't fit in the shelter anymore and they'd be at risk from asteroids and impacts. Would they build some sort of dome? Or make it underground? Also, doesn't living in space screw with your spine and bone structure (asking idk)? It'd be really cool and id be dying to be in an extraterrestrial colony. Anyway just some questions I had

  • Mike Ruban
    Mike Ruban День назад

    Unfortunately I doubt the government would ever fund this. The only way I can see this happen if we do it for patriotism, for the glory of America, or some shit like that.

  • Lola Fischer
    Lola Fischer День назад

    i like how you guys think.

  • Idiot
    Idiot День назад

    we have already destroyed the earth.we should leave moon alone.

  • Hey Wassup
    Hey Wassup 2 дня назад

    Did anyone smile when he said "but we're good at doing hard things" or just me?

  • Sagar Saini
    Sagar Saini 2 дня назад

    Where's part 2!

  • solo dolo
    solo dolo 2 дня назад

    great humans will destroyed the moon one day

  • baron von Productions
    baron von Productions 3 дня назад

    Like Frank Sinatra said fly me to the moon

  • Do Dodakowski
    Do Dodakowski 3 дня назад

    20-40bn. $?
    Thats not realistic.
    You have to put at least two 0's behind it.

  • JustAsSimple
    JustAsSimple 3 дня назад

    What about the military fund? That is a lot of money compared to Germany

  • xonet raiehan
    xonet raiehan 3 дня назад


  • Yihua Pu
    Yihua Pu 3 дня назад

    People in this channel and anyone that truest understand this deserve a life amongst the stars

  • ExCal
    ExCal 3 дня назад

    Next what?
    The moon is flat?

  • EEK!
    EEK! 3 дня назад

    what about the gravity change? can we live long term in low gravity?

  • Freaky Snuke
    Freaky Snuke 4 дня назад

    anno 2205 intensifies

  • Wongus Blongus
    Wongus Blongus 4 дня назад

    We will only colonize the moon if oil is found and there was no living things on the moon

  • 愛貓
    愛貓 4 дня назад

    After this, give us a 100 years more. We'll become the Gundam Universe

  • David Pring
    David Pring 4 дня назад

    Finally I'll be able to eat genuine moon cheese.

  • RuDa The -G-
    RuDa The -G- 5 дней назад

    3 thumbs up

  • Fotoseg Analucia
    Fotoseg Analucia 5 дней назад

    Eu amo os vídeos de vocês são um dos poucos canais que servem pra algo no RUclip

  • Jaeden Sanabria
    Jaeden Sanabria 5 дней назад

    good video you should send that video to doodoo trump or nasa

  • Kalil Blake
    Kalil Blake 5 дней назад

    this is good we was just doing somthing about this bout a little diffent

  • AmazedKevin618
    AmazedKevin618 5 дней назад

    8:50 those look cool

  • Mr.Swetty. Guy
    Mr.Swetty. Guy 5 дней назад

    when this happens
    we all will be die

  • Lou H
    Lou H 5 дней назад

    You love your space elevator

    OLIVER HENRY 5 дней назад

    "we're good at doing hard things"...

  • Georgiy Roykhman
    Georgiy Roykhman 5 дней назад

    “Without murdering millions of people” makes me feel like this is a euro/us colonization of the moon rather than a group human effort.

  • bennies fried chicken
    bennies fried chicken 5 дней назад

    what would a lunar child sound like?

  • James Roman
    James Roman 5 дней назад

    I think rewritting the treaty barring anyone from claiming land in space would make countries race to claim land leading to colonization, their is no competition because no one is allowed to compete.

  • Ethan Ferns
    Ethan Ferns 5 дней назад

    Would turbines be extremely effective on the moon? Since there’s nothing to stop it from rotating it could generate constant power forever.

  • Jesusdragon737
    Jesusdragon737 5 дней назад

    Kurzgesagt, you make me so hopeful for the future!

  • Соɾу ℛ.
    Соɾу ℛ. 5 дней назад


  • Соɾу ℛ.
    Соɾу ℛ. 5 дней назад

    "We'll go through the same phases, without murdering millions of people in the process."

  • •『Nおob がamer』•
    •『Nおob がamer』• 6 дней назад

    After a 10 years I’m gonna be 20 ._.

  • Englundz
    Englundz 6 дней назад

    UNSC! united nations space command

  • Juan Canham
    Juan Canham 6 дней назад

    Given.the history of companies & corporations exploiting people and resources, are they really needed in order to get a self sufficient moon? Surely if you look at the successful countries like Norway, the moon could declare independence as soon as they can protect themselves and use a democratically controlled extraction, in the hands of engineers, scientists & elected officials instead of billionaires.

  • Larbi Amzil
    Larbi Amzil 6 дней назад

    This video gives so much hope

  • Fabric Sterling
    Fabric Sterling 6 дней назад

    *chanting* Moon base moon base
    *Whisper* the lunaites!
    Honestly I link they’d prefer to be referred to as a race. They’d also ask for independence however they’d be more of a Canada like nation as they do not feel the need to prevent trade with those on earth as it is beneficial for the growth of our race. The Lunists would have more of a progressive view in many regards helping with decisions about space travel and offer support to those who wish to return to earth and those who want to transfer to the moon.

  • Μιχάλης Διακονικολής

    I agree with all that and I can't wait until humanity accomplishes these goals but what happens with the lower gravity of the moon? Considering that Scott Kelly spend a year in 0g and his body changed a lot, how will it be possible for a baby to get born on the moon and not be deformed?

  • TheShadotz
    TheShadotz 6 дней назад

    You make me happy to be able to call myself a human, your videos inspire and are very informative, love em!

  • Josimar Lopes
    Josimar Lopes 6 дней назад

    you would need a dom to live their

  • jason joashon
    jason joashon 6 дней назад


  • Finn L.
    Finn L. 6 дней назад

    fuck yeah

  • Trap Bay
    Trap Bay 6 дней назад

    I hate when the classic economist will said "this is stupid,we cant do it right now, we doing earth frist, " they so dumps selfishness and fool of environment developing

  • Balgore8
    Balgore8 6 дней назад

    You didnt discuss a huge problem with phase 3 moon colonization, gravity. Or lack thereof. Moon people would have deteriorating bodies, and babies most certainly wouldnt be equipped for long term survival and could certainly never go to Earth.
    Furthermore the lack of atmosphere is a HUGE barrier to even accomplishing stage 2. The moon is bombarded daily with hundreds of tiny meteorites. Any long term infrastructure would have to have some kind of shield or defence against this, and right now we dont have that technology.

  • Shaamaan
    Shaamaan 7 дней назад

    This screams "MOON WAR!"... ;P

  • Magicae!
    Magicae! 7 дней назад

    sub to pewdiepie...pls

  • Jeffree luve
    Jeffree luve 7 дней назад

    2:15 there is nobody there xd

  • KarmicJester
    KarmicJester 7 дней назад

    Why dont you guys just run NASA 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • MlgFox
    MlgFox 7 дней назад

    This video is deeply inspireing

  • lanang bayup
    lanang bayup 7 дней назад +1

    now after i watch this video i think we are the real alien

  • Alex 238
    Alex 238 7 дней назад

    This makes me sad... Why can't humanity act like they're a team and not enemies. If humans would stopbeing this stupid and ignorant, we could expand our knowledge and work together.

  • Tino Trivino
    Tino Trivino 7 дней назад

    There are actually 4 phases. The fourth is the self expansion (colonization)...

  • TyTimeIsAwesome
    TyTimeIsAwesome 7 дней назад

    Everyone is in favor of a Moon base. But no one is in favor of sacrificing their future for it. There in lies the problem may never be resolved.

  • Michael Meyers
    Michael Meyers 7 дней назад

    It's so beautiful! How do I transfer all of my assets into striving towards this endeavor? Do I become a scientist or a politician or a billionaire?

  • Shukun G M
    Shukun G M 7 дней назад +1

    so inspiring, yet so informative and easy to understand..

    SPACE SAMURAI 8 дней назад

    Watch this while high y'all

  • matrix3509
    matrix3509 8 дней назад

    The first act of the newly independent moon people: "Stop calling it 'the moon'. This is Luna."

  • voll idiot
    voll idiot 8 дней назад

    I love your Videos.👍

  • cadkls
    cadkls 8 дней назад

    Anyone notice the weyland yutani corporation logo on the ship to the left at 5:17?

  • Paul S
    Paul S 8 дней назад

    Will never happen

  • alejandro garcia
    alejandro garcia 8 дней назад

    we're being kinda forced to do this via "end of space"

  • Large Soda
    Large Soda 8 дней назад

    They should make a death star, but instead of a death ray, the satellite dish is for ultra fast wifi.

  • 丂ひ尺キ
    丂ひ尺キ 8 дней назад

    *welcome to horizon lunar colony*

  • Batu Gunduz
    Batu Gunduz 8 дней назад

    If kurzgesagt doesn't make you excited for the future i don't know what will

  • Mizan Mizan
    Mizan Mizan 8 дней назад

    can someone set up a go fund me for space colonization

  • MaddsCraft
    MaddsCraft 8 дней назад

    If the moon becomes a place where lots of people live, then people who live on the moon in the future would think that the Moon is flat instead of the Earth.

  • Andrew Hegger
    Andrew Hegger 8 дней назад +2

    so the plan is colonize the moon but completely ignore antarctica?

  • Daniel Mahendrakumar
    Daniel Mahendrakumar 8 дней назад

    JUST DO IT!!

  • Codename Aki
    Codename Aki 8 дней назад

    Well if we colonize all the planets in the solar system in the future
    And all of the planets become independents this is space war 1
    SP1 or might be Solar system war
    SSW and might be worst at WW3 the nuc war the planets might be destroyed
    Thats a gulp

  • WWei
    WWei 9 дней назад

    I'd like to be on the moon and help the base. We have to do it FAST before we make a barrier surrounding earth

  • AlFour
    AlFour 9 дней назад

    Someone send this to the government already!

  • Mahsa Ghandilzade
    Mahsa Ghandilzade 9 дней назад

    2:16 my fave part

  • Vegar Wehus
    Vegar Wehus 9 дней назад

    Is it gone bee like american then i ting we should just die om earthe.

  • Exilon0193
    Exilon0193 9 дней назад

    Would be awesome to build a colony on the moon, unfortunately we filled our orbit with so much junk its almost suicide to travel. Humanity at its finest.

  • Rauze
    Rauze 9 дней назад +1

    well we need to fix and clean the earth first before ruining the moon too

  • Lolificator
    Lolificator 9 дней назад

    NASA wants to know your location

  • Destroyer Shadow
    Destroyer Shadow 9 дней назад


    DONT LEWD THE LOLI 9 дней назад


  • Sunil Narine
    Sunil Narine 9 дней назад

    Why not start today? Because Gravity...............................humans can go no where unless we simulate earth like gravity.

  • Clarxxon
    Clarxxon 9 дней назад

    Commenting so Trump sees this.

  • pentolp
    pentolp 9 дней назад

    I see a few problems with this theory that moon habitation is plausible with current or even near-future technology.
    It takes a lot of energy to turn ice into water and if you want to use that water to create hydrogen rocket fuel then you need even more energy for electrolysis.
    Electrolysis takes an even larger amount of energy and it releases hydrogen gas and not liquid hydrogen with other materials.
    You also cannot use up the amount of fuel you made and create more energy out of what you already used in creating the fuel.
    This is a very positive outlook into the future but it cannot be made without many other contradictions.
    Second of all if we haven't already found a reliable source of water on the Moon now.
    Then it is hard to find water later.
    It's still hard for us to even detect a little bit of water on the Moon.
    You may have heard about the supposed water on the poles of the moon but the water there is really still just trace amount of water vapor
    as well as other components like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and molecular hydrogen which are all pretty similar.
    Space agencies haven't been continuing the look for water as much as they did because with the data they received from the water found currently
    is that the water is a negligible source.
    Poles of celestial objects also sustain conditional extremes so it wouldn't be plausible to set up base there either.
    There are more issues to cover but these are the main problems.
    I may edit this comment to add more content to it later.

  • doge_ fish
    doge_ fish 9 дней назад

    I like how at 6:02 you used the kanji for moon on the crate

  • ShinyVeggie
    ShinyVeggie 10 дней назад

    Being born on the moon and having to live there sounds incredibly dull though. Worst of all, my ping is going to be insane D:

  • Wolf Avr
    Wolf Avr 10 дней назад

    War budget: $717 billon
    Nasa budget: $20 billon
    We will never return to the moon unless it is for military interest as it was in the 60s...

    ANGRON 10 дней назад

    mars is more likely

  • Even Albert
    Even Albert 10 дней назад

    Alright guys lets do it

  • Kenyah McIntosh-Brown
    Kenyah McIntosh-Brown 10 дней назад

    I think the biggest challenge will be gravity

  • AYX AYo
    AYX AYo 10 дней назад

    *Just Do It* ☑️

  • Vincent T
    Vincent T 10 дней назад

    How to get a politician to build a moon base:
    “If our country doesn’t do it, Russia will beat us”

  • eradicator Nation
    eradicator Nation 10 дней назад

    I think the reason politicians aren't doing stuff like space colonization is because (At least the USA) we don't want to start another space race or cold war.

  • Damerksh 123
    Damerksh 123 10 дней назад

    Nope the US would rather spend 50% of our budget on weapons which is like the exact opposite of progression

  • Josue Ravena
    Josue Ravena 10 дней назад

    Well in the anime, Academy City has constructed a space elevator and maybe a moon base is plauaible to them.
    That being said, Academy City has 30 year age gap of technology ahead of us.

  • Guts
    Guts 10 дней назад

    Why colonize moon/mars? earth is enough for such small variety of species..
    Even if it is successful, what would we get out of it?
    I don't see how another country to wage war upon would be beneficial

  • Cameron McAllister
    Cameron McAllister 11 дней назад

    "You want independence? What ya gonna do? Dump tea in the harbour?"
    *Proceeds to dump Helium-3 into space*
    "We give!"

  • RedGamez
    RedGamez 11 дней назад

    fucking government must prolong this awesome things because they can and they only care about money and brute force (miltary)