To achieve the quest of off world living will require tenacity, collaboration and new solutions and discoveries – with potential payoffs for our planet at a time of need.
This 8-minute film gives an overview of the past, present, and future of Moon Exploration, from the Lunar cataclysm to ESA’s vision of what Lunar exploration could be.
“We want to go back to the Moon to crack its mysteries and use it as a springboard towards humanity’s future in deep space.
Off World Living (OWL) will require collaboration and cooperation at a scale rarely seen. While notions of Off World “Living” are circa 100 years away, ESA, NASA and other agencies are ‘committed’ to getting humans to the Moon and on to Mars. This endeavour is going to involve all sectors: public, private, academic, nonprofit and citizens. It will need consideration of extreme environments, from humanitarian relief challenges to advanced knitted fabrics for the suits needed for long space voyage. The next 100 years will need students and researchers who can address OWL challenges and topics, and will provide opportunities for new invention, innovation, collaboration and knowledge exchange - including how we can apply the emerging knowledge to our own precious planet at a precarious time.
- Presentations from the 2021 ESA-UCL Off World Living Workshop (pdfs)