Lunar Boom Town/Retirement community
Retiring? Why not retire to the moon!
- Less gravity to hold you down
- Spectacular Night Sky and Earth out your window
- Low gravity Frisbee
- Easy Access to Space Tourism Destinations
Low gravity retiree communities may be mandatory for career space workers. The loss of bone and muscle mass may be irreversable and render them unable to function in full Earth gravity.
For those retiring from Earth, current testing has shown that the old and the young can withstand much higher acceleration forces than previously thought (see The Economist,Jan 2008,"Suited for Space"). In January, 2008, a man of 88 and a woman of 77 passed the "dynamically positioned gondola" test at the National Aerospace Training and Research Centre (NASTAR) in Southampton, Pennsylvania.