The best means to rotate it is with a Maglev system.
Shielding protects residents from radiation and asteroids
A dome covering will be built
over each Moontrifuge to
provide protection from
the moon’s hazards.
If one of the two
walls are damaged, a
safe pressure and
atmosphere can still
be maintained on each
Multiple Moontrifuges will be needed to accommodate the
expanding settlement as well as provide redundancy for safety.
Sustainable Energy is potentially available on the Moon
Harnessing the solar energy received on the moon can supply
much of Mutopia's power needs
FUSION TECHNOLOGY FISSION TECHNOLOGY
He3+ could be an efficient Nuclear power can provide
energy source that might a reliable continuous
power Mutopia. power source
Minerals and metals for construction and life can be obtained from
Iron and Aluminum will
be extracted from lunar
regolith for building
A new approach to environmental support systems is needed.
A completely closed loop
“Water Orbit” is
necessary to minimize
New technologies provide conventional environmental system
services in a sustainable manner.
Oxygen gardens provide
additional CO2 scrubbing
Algae can be used for CO2
Plants and humans need to be primarily in layers where they will not
be negatively affected by gravity.
with three floors
Biologically Inspired Design (BID) provides templates for life on
Biologically inspired folding methods allow implementation of
arrays with maximum surface area.
Space free-flyer Unit
Invented by Koryo Miura
Self healing composites will provide automatic healing in the event
of damage by a meteorite or moonquake.
Self healing pipes will offer security from water loss due to
Sophisticated monitoring, warning and backup systems activate
Apposition compound eye motion sensor - 360 degree
tracking on the moon.
A superposition compound eye light guide will allow natural light to
be guided into the Moontrifuge.
Jewel beetle inspired fire sensors will provide quick and cost-
efficient fire detection on the moon.
Low gravity leads to significant problems.
The aquatic environment is similar to a low g system.
SKIN =largest organ. → increase resistance over entire body.
Isolated and confined environments require psychological
considerations for long term habitation.
depression, and insomnia
Spatial constraints blur lines
between personal & work space
Lack of privacy and outside
exposure offer no chance to
recover from stress
The extreme environment on the Moon can be a source of stress.
Complex systems have many failure modes
Distance from Earth
to Moon limits
Drilling and emergency
preparedness can offset
Psychological countermeasures are required for permanent
Governance and social layout will be independently organized by
United Nations declared
celestial bodies are not subject
to appropriation by any nation
Organizational divisions are by
professions, and not nationality
Privacy and control can mitigate social stressors and monotony.
Gradual transitions of
exposure on Moontrifuge
Privacy: Control of
exposure to others
Configurable personal spaces give
social control and offset monotony.
Natural design using fractal patterns is beneficial to health.
Corner offices are
“No one laments the monotony of a tree”
Fractal exposure increases resilience against stress and aids in
Economics and entrepreneurship are important considerations for a
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Percentage that knew what BID Percentage that new NASA is Percentage able to identify two
is planning a lunar settlement biological inspirations used in
Summary: Mutopia will be an out-of-the-world opportunity for
sustainable living on the Moon