- where advocates can develop approaches to space development -


As noted previously, the Moon-Mars Analogue Base (MMAB) is intended to NOT be far from people but close to a large population. The reason for this is that we want to develop not just the initial habitat but increase its functionality. This will need a lot of local supporters including a lot of volunteer help throughout the year. It is also handy to have a Home Depot close by when growing the base so rapidly.

We also want for the MMAB to be located within regular eyesight of the local population. This keeps it in the mind of potential local supporters and local reporters and will help attract attendees when there is a public event.

We are focusing on locating the MMAB by Boca Chica, TX. Boca Chica is near Starbase, TX where SpaceX is developing their Starship. We expect perhaps 100,000 of the space-interested public to travel there in order to see major launches. We hope to become the go-to place for them to learn about space development and eventually become the go-to site to witness the launches in the crowd setting. Unfortunately, Boca Chica is far from any university with an aerospace engineering program. But Texas A&M is about five hours drive away and Houston (with Johnson Space Center) is a bit further. Ultimately though, if the MMAB proves to be successful and attracts regular visits then upgraded duplicates of the MMAB could be fairly easily established in other parts of the US and other countries.

Unless a better location is found, the Moon-Mars Analogue Base will be established in the Boca Chica, TX area.

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