Question of the Week: What would you do with the moon?

In honour of the anniversary of the moon landings, we ask you:

What would you do with the moon?  Terraform it?  Theme Park?  Holiday Zone?

It’s been 40 years!!!  Where’s the pool?  The sauna?  If you were in charge, I’m sure you would have done something by now… Lay out your plans below…


  1. #1 by Marsh on July 15, 2009 - 15:08

    I think I’d set up a museum dedicated to the 1969 moon landings. On the moon. Let’s see them conspiracy-theorise their way out of that one!

  2. #2 by Adamska on July 15, 2009 - 15:14

    Destroy it. It poses at least two distinct national security threats:

    1. Tidal waves. Though helped along by earthquakes, tidal waves still wouldn’t be able to achieve such a damaging momentum without the moon.

    2. Werewolves. This should be self-explanatory.

  3. #3 by Marsh on July 15, 2009 - 16:04

    Via EvidenceMatters on Twitter:

    ‘Populate the moon with hairdressers, phone sanitisers etc Oh, wait, didn’t someone claim that’s already happened somewhere?’

  4. #4 by Gittins on July 15, 2009 - 16:29

    Move it in front of the sun to reduce global warming.
    Either that, or put it on a stick and give it to someone.

  5. #5 by Colonel Molerat on July 15, 2009 - 18:05

    Adamska makes a very good point, but fails to see perhaps the greater risk that the two mentioned belie:
    Weresharks, making their way onto line via hitching a lift on tidal waves, surfer-style.

    Maybe I’d keep the moon as my base, where I can retreat to in order to escape such abominations.

    I could then attach rocket boosters to the moon, and move it on a whim to alter the tides, with devastating consequences. If the ransom weren’t paid.

    Yes, that’s what I’d do.

  6. #6 by Chris on July 15, 2009 - 18:07

    We could turn it into a massive paintballing arena where countries could go to settle their differences. The low gravity would make it just like Unreal Tournament!! Imagine China vs Russia on a planetary scale – 40 million-a-side paintballing! Of course there are minor logistical issues associated with sending 80 million people into space but the basic premise is sound…

  7. #7 by Col H on July 15, 2009 - 18:12

    They should just build a bloody great telescope that takes up half of the moon’s surface. I’m sick of waiting for proof of alien life, dammit! Just build a telescope powerful enough to look straight at the next solar system close up. Then take a picture.

    (I am aware that this post displays many misconceptions about the usefulness and feasibility of such an idea, but what the hell!)

  8. #8 by Colonel Molerat on July 16, 2009 - 12:49

    I’m getting more and more excited about the prospect of the moon being a giant paintballing arena, complete with the dangers of were-sharks shipped from Earth.

  9. #9 by Andy on July 17, 2009 - 00:53

    I’m with Molerat on the rocket boosters, as alluded to earlier this evening during an excellent psychic demonstration by Marsh.

    Except I would sell a gravitational outcome to rich beach owners. Bit like a racket actually because I could always flood them if they didn’t pay up. I hear Moses paid up!

    Great fun at the SITP.



  10. #10 by Steve on September 15, 2010 - 10:32

    Moon paintball! The reduced gravity would allow for some awesome matrix style moves and all look like it was in slow motion! Much better than paintball in Liverpool!

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