How Much Would it Cost to Live on the Moon?


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  • Crescent Knights
    Crescent Knights  2 days back

    A lot apparently

    • PetrolHead88 UK
      PetrolHead88 UK  6 days back

      Why would you leave the earth to live in a pressurised self contained habitat when you can just do that on Earth, even if we did somehow catastrophically destroy the environment in the scenario you give?

      • Columbus 1492
        Columbus 1492  2 weeks back

        Basically as much as living in NYC then

        • Pdog 10
          Pdog 10  4 weeks back

          So 1.3k per second is how much the CEO of amazon makes.

          • Cool James
            Cool James  1 months back

            Short Answer:

            A LOT. ~$36,000,000,000.

            • It's Incredible
              It's Incredible  2 months back

              The cost is worth it and it's better than wasting the money for a useless war on Iran.

              • paul Hom
                paul Hom  2 months back

                lol there is water on the moon

                • Apeman Commeth
                  Apeman Commeth  3 months back

                  We should’ve been delivering infrastructure to the moon or it’s orbit every year so that when we leave to go there it’s ready to go/land

                  • Yung Stallion
                    Yung Stallion  3 months back

                    The BFR (Big Flacon Rocket) will change this

                  • shuvo tuhin
                    shuvo tuhin  3 months back


                    • denil verghese
                      denil verghese  4 months back

                      Maybe it's time.

                      • D L
                        D L  4 months back

                        Heard Starbucks will be the 1st to set up shops there.

                        • Sanz Copacabana
                          Sanz Copacabana  5 months back

                          I can't be more furius with YouTube's algorithm for not recommend me your channel earlier, but at least I have so much videos to discover!

                          • MikeJones9000
                            MikeJones9000  6 months back

                            36 billion? easy just stop funding israel

                            • Pablo Herrera
                              Pablo Herrera  6 months back

                              Mr Beast could afford it.

                              • Jacob
                                Jacob  6 months back

                                You could cut this price by over 90% by using a few extra Falcon Heavies, then assembling stuff together in orbit before going to the moon.

                                • The Automaticist
                                  The Automaticist  6 months back

                                  Imagine Cities Skylines Lunar Edition and being give an original budget of 10 billion dollars and thinking you have tons of money.

                                  • Yoshi
                                    Yoshi  7 months back

                                    The US is spending hundreds of billions on military. Those 36 billion would be a fraction of that.

                                    • The Watcher
                                      The Watcher  7 months back

                                      No one has been on the moon. Currently, people cannot survive leaving low earth orbit. Money is not an issue. Money is printed at will. This is why inflation is such a problem. Check out the US National Debt Clock. But, go ahead and believe your government scientists. When has a government agency ever lied???

                                      • David Burnett
                                        David Burnett  7 months back

                                        You guys are always complaining about the standard system. Just dump metric and use the better system. It annoying having everyone on different pages.

                                        • Hydrochloric Acid
                                          Hydrochloric Acid  1 months back

                                          You can't ask some 7.5 billion people to drop a system for one that ~350 million use. If anyone's dropping a measurement system, it's the US. And in some capacity, they already have.

                                      • Philippe
                                        Philippe  8 months back

                                        So.... 2 years after this video... How much did you all save for this trip? I currently have.... 25$ (Canadian)....

                                        • Hamster 608
                                          Hamster 608  8 months back

                                          Why not use human poop to supplement for the fertilizer, attach generators to the treadmills so that the astronauts can produce their own energy while exercising, bring batteries to store the energy, and use solar panels?

                                          • abbas sabir
                                            abbas sabir  8 months back

                                            why not to use water that is present on the moon it is discovered by the India.

                                            • Joze Butinar
                                              Joze Butinar  9 months back

                                              ok since when you can buy oxegen ?

                                              • Xerox Re
                                                Xerox Re  9 months back

                                                We can't afford to colonize the solar sytsem cos then we couldn't afford to kill each other constantly

                                                • lucas salema goncalves
                                                  lucas salema goncalves  9 months back

                                                  318,000 dollars / pound does not equal to 144,000 dollars per kilo

                                                  • Dziobaczek Gadułka
                                                    Dziobaczek Gadułka  10 months back

                                                    Is there a mistake (0:58)? Because 12500$ per pound times 159 pounds is 1987500, but 5700$ per kg times 72kg is 410400$. It is a mistake because 1lb is about 0.453kg.

                                                    • Addicted To Stacks
                                                      Addicted To Stacks  10 months back

                                                      How does a business become a sponsor of your videos?

                                                      • I don't know but
                                                        I don't know but  10 months back

                                                        Other than the potential for helium-3, is there a significance to being on the moon? Why not a mega-structure in (preferably earth) orbit? Seems like that scales better than colonizing the lunar surface. To be safe from an extinction event on earth, we only need to live in space, which possibly means only investing in getting people and material into space, as we do now. That puts many nations in play, as it's way more feasible to put a rocket in orbit than send one to the moon. And we need all the help we can get. Even as technology improves, I think lunar colonization would remain incredibly slow and costly. I'd use the moon as a test bed and take the shot at mars.

                                                        • Bastard Benn
                                                          Bastard Benn  10 months back

                                                          Sounds cheap, if Sweden had skipped the migrant program we could have a moon landing program.

                                                          • Messerschmidt 262
                                                            Messerschmidt 262  10 months back

                                                            The problem is not the money

                                                            • Akshit Bhatia
                                                              Akshit Bhatia  10 months back

                                                              That's like 5% USA military spends in a year

                                                              • Juan Del Angel
                                                                Juan Del Angel  10 months back

                                                                Why spend an astronomical amount of money to live on another planet when it would be way easier and cheaper to take care of the environment we already have? If anything I believe it's just shitty to want to exploit this planet for all its worth and then go on the next planet to do the same thing and repeat the cycle. At least to me this shows how shitty humans can be.
                                                                Sorry about the rant. Good video.

                                                                • Simon Peters
                                                                  Simon Peters  10 months back

                                                                  seriously, scientists are making BILLIONS of dollars telling these theories that are proven failures. Watch what happens in Mars. Big bang theory? Even an idiot knows that's the stupidest shit ever said.

                                                                  • Hyrum D.
                                                                    Hyrum D.  10 months back

                                                                    wut about the ice on dah moon?

                                                                    • DjTruchas
                                                                      DjTruchas  10 months back

                                                                      Who's watching this after NASA's InSigth landed on Mars?

                                                                      • Rodrigo Estrada
                                                                        Rodrigo Estrada  11 months back

                                                                        Funny thing is that NASA just announced they're returning to the moon to stay

                                                                        • R. Ilham Sastronegoro
                                                                          R. Ilham Sastronegoro  11 months back

                                                                          how much it is on Zimbabwean dollar?

                                                                          • Dann
                                                                            Dann  11 months back

                                                                            I mean you can just use SpaceX’s Starship for a lot cheaper and a bigger colony

                                                                            • Pensive
                                                                              Pensive  11 months back

                                                                              You have to factor in the price of the water, thank me later!

                                                                              • john li
                                                                                john li  11 months back

                                                                                i mean we didnt delete the blueprints for the lunar landers and saturn rocket right? so why do we need to include the R&D costs from scratch

                                                                                • Ruan O' Dowd
                                                                                  Ruan O' Dowd  11 months back

                                                                                  1:00 They should change it to kilos, according to this video it costs only 410400 dollars if you use the metric measurements.

                                                                                  • bjornii stabben
                                                                                    bjornii stabben  11 months back

                                                                                    Could you please make a updated video of this with spacex and all

                                                                                    • Wai Yan Win Aung
                                                                                      Wai Yan Win Aung  12 months back

                                                                                      Only 36 billion?! What? I did some researching and Jeff Bezos makes $1,000 a second, that means $60,000 per minute, $360,000 per hour and $ 3,153,600,000 a year. That’s just coming from one rich guy. The US GDP is 1930.6 billion dollars in 2017 and it’s military budget is 681.1 billion. So 36 billion is a tiny tiny amount for something like colonizing a celestial body. We need to stop threatening China and start doing something that will make humanity better for the whole.

                                                                                      • Action Domics
                                                                                        Action Domics  12 months back

                                                                                        Damn 2 seconds is a months rent....

                                                                                        • JapanForSale
                                                                                          JapanForSale  12 months back

                                                                                          Solution: have the Mexicans pay for it.
                                                                                          And we won't even invite them over for cervezas.

                                                                                          • Charles Smith
                                                                                            Charles Smith  12 months back

                                                                                            That background music is infuriatingly distracting.

                                                                                            • Beni Levi
                                                                                              Beni Levi  12 months back

                                                                                              WTF is Pound %97 of the all people on earth use metric