Activity Update June 24, 2020

Hi there. Just wanted to let you know what I, and other Crew members, have been working on since the last update.

LH Activity Update

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LH Business

  • Nothing today.

SPORE

  • Did some more work on the presentation.
  • I figure I have three options for the Pressure Experiment 1 (taken from Basalt Crushing Technique 4 page):
    • Abandon the experiment.It was really just a proof of concept anyway. It’s not really necessary.
      • I could look for research into gas permeability through other soil types. It might be just as good as doing the experiment. I looked a while ago when I first thought of this experiment but I can try again.
      • This option should be much less expensive. It will also be less interesting than doing an actual experiment.
    • Buy an expensive piece of equipment.
      • I can buy an impact crusher that attaches to my angle grinder. I don’t have the setup to build one. This will cost around $400.
      • I can buy a hand operated jaw crusher for around $400.
      • Ball mills are still off the table. One manufacturer told me that the material should be no larger than 1/8″ and if I can’t grind it with a mortar and pestle it will be too hard for the ball mill.
      • This doesn’t change the facts that I don’t have the correct workspace to do this efficiently.
    • Use material with the correct particle size that isn’t basalt.
      • This is assuming that I can find such material to buy on the Internet in the first place.
      • Again, I don’t really have room to store it or to really build the experiment anyway.
  • I’m going to take a few days and think about what I want to do next.

Homestead Database

  • I’m putting this on hold until I get the stuff that HAS to be done before the LDC finished. Having the book ready would be a nice thing to have but it isn’t the highest priority. It’s starting to stress me a little that I still have a lot to do.
  • Actually, there’s a bunch of Lunarpedia entries that are needed for The Moon Society Lunar Observation Program I’ve building. So, I’ll probably end up eventually writing a whole bunch of pages in the near future.

LH Survival Guide

  • I’m putting this on hold until I get the stuff that HAS to be done before the LDC finished. Having the book ready would be a nice thing to have but it isn’t the highest priority. It’s starting to stress me a little that I still have a lot to do.

Moon Society

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