"The day when human beings live in outer space, the moon, and Mars is imminent."
Getting to the Moon isn't impossible anymore, but humans have yet to establish a long-term living space on its surface. If we want to become an interplanetary species, however, Japanese researchers say we'll probably need their newly designed Moon base with artificial gravity.
A team of Kyoto University experts and Kajima Corporation's construction wizzes unveiled mockups of the conical, rotating structure at a conference last week, showcasing what looks like a glass utopia full of happy people, some of them even driving boats around the water-covered interior of the building.
"Recognizing that '1G is the identity of humankind,' we propose an artificial gravity network," the team wrote in a Google-translated press statement. "The day when human beings live in outer space, the moon, and Mars is imminent."
The spinning building makes a full rotation every 20 seconds, DNYUZ reported yesterday. It's called “The Glass" and uses centrifugal force to recreate gravity levels humans are familiar with.