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(WGAL 8)   US reveals secret plans for '60s moon base. Blueprints show outpost was to have bulldozers, cabins, groovy sunken living rooms   (wgal.com) divider line 53
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2014-07-25 09:27:52 AM
Are you sure they weren't S.H.A.D.O. mobiles?
 
2014-07-25 09:42:25 AM
i1151.photobucket.com
`This is one small step for man - one sweet-ass rumpus-room location for the Jones family.'
 
2014-07-25 09:43:59 AM
Throw rock, Man.
 
2014-07-25 10:02:44 AM
Don't forget the radiation-resistant purple wigs & silver catsuits:

4.bp.blogspot.com

/No, really: that was the explanation for the wigs.
 
2014-07-25 10:17:26 AM
The Project Horizon space suit design was a little weird.

falsesteps.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-25 10:26:14 AM
 
2014-07-25 10:50:37 AM
old.bfi.org.uk
 
2014-07-25 10:58:00 AM
www.weeatfilms.com
 
2014-07-25 11:46:21 AM
NEVER FORGET

September 13, 1999
 
2014-07-25 12:41:55 PM

Ghastly: Are you sure they weren't S.H.A.D.O. mobiles?


Weren't the mobiles on earth?

/love you for the reference
 
2014-07-25 12:42:08 PM
static3.gamespot.com
/not obscure
 
2014-07-25 12:50:17 PM
Ooh. Are there designs? I love Cold War era sketches and schematics.

(clicks link) Hm...
(clicks deeper link) Now we're onto something...
(clicks PDFs) Score!

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2014-07-25 12:57:15 PM
 
2014-07-25 01:04:04 PM
We can still do it...just need the funding. Promise a big old missile or a "laser" up there...that would get it.
 
2014-07-25 01:12:59 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-25 01:13:00 PM
It was almost on the moon.
media.tumblr.com
 
2014-07-25 01:17:46 PM
Just tell them Bin Ladens soul is on the moon and we wil have it in 8 months tops.
 
2014-07-25 01:18:32 PM

rogue49: We can still do it...just need the funding. Promise a big old missile or a "laser" up there...that would get it.


Convince the GOP that Russia is supporting a workable Iranian plan to establish a Shari'ah colony in space.

We'll be on Mars in three years.
 
2014-07-25 01:19:41 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-25 01:29:37 PM
Pretty ambitious, considering how much money it took to get two men on the moon by 1969. Imagine how much it would have cost for a 20-man base in 1964.
 
2014-07-25 01:36:35 PM

bingethinker: Pretty ambitious, considering how much money it took to get two men on the moon by 1969. Imagine how much it would have cost for a 20-man base in 1964.


That is also in those source docs. A little over $6bn for the launch site, rockets, lunar construction equipment, and lunar outpost.

img.fark.net

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-25 01:52:41 PM
The Nazis did it first!!
 
2014-07-25 02:05:19 PM

clkeagle: bingethinker: Pretty ambitious, considering how much money it took to get two men on the moon by 1969. Imagine how much it would have cost for a 20-man base in 1964.

That is also in those source docs. A little over $6bn for the launch site, rockets, lunar construction equipment, and lunar outpost.

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The Dollar Times.com inflation calculator gives an inflation factor of 7.93 between 1960 and today, so that would make the total projected budget just a little under $48 billion.
Let the government version of Cheop's Law work on it for a bit, and it would likely be $480 billion.
 
2014-07-25 02:08:05 PM

give me doughnuts: It was almost on the moon.
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Those chairs are still an awesome piece of modern design..
 
2014-07-25 02:09:30 PM
Sounds like they really wanted to expand the moon set.
 
2014-07-25 02:11:04 PM
My personal favorite lunar outpost....

fc04.deviantart.net
 
2014-07-25 02:12:32 PM

bingethinker: Pretty ambitious, considering how much money it took to get two men on the moon by 1969. Imagine how much it would have cost for a 20-man base in 1964.


Probably less than the Iraq War.

give me doughnuts: The Dollar Times.com inflation calculator gives an inflation factor of 7.93 between 1960 and today, so that would make the total projected budget just a little under $48 billion.
Let the government version of Cheop's Law work on it for a bit, and it would likely be $480 billion.


Why, yes indeed! So instead of a 12 man moon base we blew up a lot of sand and Iraqis. USA! USA!
 
2014-07-25 02:18:14 PM

bingethinker: Pretty ambitious, considering how much money it took to get two men on the moon by 1969. Imagine how much it would have cost for a 20-man base in 1964.


Actually, all that money was to launch roughly 10 Saturn V rockets to the moon.  Had the autolander managed to land the first two men (Neil took over right at the end when it was aimed at some boulders), the next several launches could have been parts of bases (no this wasn't the plan, but it would have worked better) since it wouldn't have to load up with any return fuel.
 
2014-07-25 02:37:40 PM

clkeagle: bingethinker: Pretty ambitious, considering how much money it took to get two men on the moon by 1969. Imagine how much it would have cost for a 20-man base in 1964.

That is also in those source docs. A little over $6bn for the launch site, rockets, lunar construction equipment, and lunar outpost.

[img.fark.net image 533x305]

[img.fark.net image 604x360]


$6 billion? Nope. They spent $25 billion on the Apollo program, and that was far less ambitious.
 
2014-07-25 02:39:39 PM
The Apollo Applications Project envisioned setting up lomg term moom bases after the initial landings using modified Apollo hardware. Like unmanned, automatic landing LMs with no ascent stage, just a cargo carrier with living quarters. And even cooler, an automatic landing cargo craft made out of the entire Saturn V third stage. No Command module or lunar lander, just cargo and hab space. Launch it toward the moon, it flips around, extends landing legs, and does a powered landing three days later. Once you've landed multiple cargo ships at a particular landing site, THEN you launch a conventional Apollo mission to land there and stay a while. Even scarier, after the two landing astronauts are safely settled into their moonbase, the command module astronaut just flies home, leaving the two behind for later pickup by another crew.
 
2014-07-25 02:44:22 PM

digilander.libero.it

Where do I sign up. I can't wait to get me some purple bush.
 
2014-07-25 03:12:35 PM
Just need to get the antennea feed back up ...  any sec now....    any day now...   just a few more days....
 
2014-07-25 03:17:01 PM

theorellior: bingethinker: Pretty ambitious, considering how much money it took to get two men on the moon by 1969. Imagine how much it would have cost for a 20-man base in 1964.

Probably less than the Iraq War.

give me doughnuts: The Dollar Times.com inflation calculator gives an inflation factor of 7.93 between 1960 and today, so that would make the total projected budget just a little under $48 billion.
Let the government version of Cheop's Law work on it for a bit, and it would likely be $480 billion.

Why, yes indeed! So instead of a 12 man moon base we blew up a lot of sand and Iraqis. USA! USA!


I'd be more curious to compare apples to apples - the $6bn for this compared to other major Cold War aerospace endeavors. But I'm having a hell of a time finding accurate program costs for the A-12/SR-71.
 
2014-07-25 03:25:48 PM

Sybarite: excreta receptacles


Why not just call it poopinabox?
 
2014-07-25 03:50:33 PM

bingethinker: clkeagle: bingethinker: Pretty ambitious, considering how much money it took to get two men on the moon by 1969. Imagine how much it would have cost for a 20-man base in 1964.

That is also in those source docs. A little over $6bn for the launch site, rockets, lunar construction equipment, and lunar outpost.

[img.fark.net image 533x305]

[img.fark.net image 604x360]

$6 billion? Nope. They spent $25 billion on the Apollo program, and that was far less ambitious.


A lot of the Apollo costs was in developing huge rockets and other technologies that never existed before, which is never cheap. Once they have the R&D out of the way, it doesn't cost that much more to build 30 Saturn Vs than it does to build 10 because you already have the infrastructure in place.

That's why the Shuttle was so terrible an idea. If we had just kept the Saturn factories running and kept updating the designs with new tech like the Russians did with Soyuz, we would be in a much better position now. Thanks to the Shuttle, we basically have to go back and recreate what we already had mostly perfected 40 years ago.
 
2014-07-25 04:05:25 PM
Somehow I get the feeling that Syndrome was the prime contractor for this.
 
2014-07-25 04:23:41 PM
They could ave used these:

BTW: This is a picture of just down the street of the house I grew up on. It's one of the few things worth seeing in a sleepy redneck suburb village. That's right, a village, because they didn't have enough people to be classified as a town...
 
2014-07-25 04:24:41 PM
Throwing away non-image image URL

WHA?

Fine, here's the pic link

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/oh/OHCARufo_segrest.j pg
 
2014-07-25 04:27:19 PM
www.thegrumpyoldlimey.com


Found another pic... and it works this time!!!
 
2014-07-25 04:43:07 PM
Food shouldn't be an issue
imglogo.podbean.com

Oxygen, more so.
 
2014-07-25 04:45:39 PM
What about hookers and blow. It's not an official moon base without them. Picture of said hookers on the moon

i1190.photobucket.com

/What is this again?
Pompus punch
More like Tijuana Brass polisher

//Obscure?
 
2014-07-25 05:10:47 PM
And in 1967 the CIA documented how operatives "borrowed" a Lunik space capsule, analyzed it and returned it to the Soviets.

Anyone know what this is about? A few quick searches tell me nothing.
 
2014-07-25 05:17:28 PM

groppet: The Nazis did it first!!


Well, not rally Nazi's, but...
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-25 06:03:56 PM
www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk

Democratic hopeful Adlai Stevenson was a big supporter
 
2014-07-25 06:23:46 PM
 I had this. Early 70's. Still seemed a reasonable expectation for the near future at the time.

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2014-07-25 07:38:01 PM

Clockwork Kumquat: I had this. Early 70's. Still seemed a reasonable expectation for the near future at the time.


I'm a few years older. This was my moon base.
Even at age 8, I was bothered by that open gridwork floor in the pressurized level, so fixed mine with tape and Saran wrap. :)

hplusmagazine.com
 
2014-07-25 09:40:35 PM
This was my moon base:

i172.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-25 11:48:45 PM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2014-07-26 01:11:56 AM
This is as close as I will ever get to a moon base:
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-26 01:55:08 AM
:: Sigh! ::

My whole life I've been promised moonbases where people would be living "soon". Now I'm old and feeble and needing a lower-gravity environment and even if there was a moonbase I could go to I couldn't get there because the ride would kill me.
 
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