A new tent for camping on the moon


#1

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#2

Okay, of all the Traveller RPG equipment I was hoping to see in my lifetime, “Pressure Tent” was pretty far down the list. But it’s still pretty cool.


#3

Bah, moon-camping has gotten so ridiculously cushy I don’t even see why people bother anymore. “Oh, sure, let’s go camping on the moon! I’ll just bring along an ENTIRE GODDAMN ELECTRIFIED HOUSE to make absolutely sure I don’t actually experience the moon.”

And of course it’ll be parked all of 50 feet from the lunar lander you drove to get there.


#4

And try to find a campsite anywhere near Tranquility Base on the 4th of July weekend!


#5

Now I need to get out my battered copy of Roughing It Easy: Lunar Edition. There’s nothing like the taste of bacon cooked with unobstructed solar radiation.


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#7

CapsuleCorp?


#8

Where is the suit storage? If you’re never going to take off your suit you only need a bivvy bag.


#9

“In space, no one can hear the moon-dogs barking all night.”


#10

This isn’t new. Back in the late sixties Major Matt Mason had an inflatable space tent, though it looked like a traditional pup tent. Some of his accessories were based on things suggested by NASA, so some thought might have been given to a space tent even back then.


#11

It’s no MOOSE.


#12

Man, those astronauts will park their pods ANYWHERE.


#13

probably right next to the non-existant bathroom. it isn’t like you can step outside to take care of business…


#14

“Hand computer” was at the top of my list, and I dare say we’ve got that well before TL 10.

Well, and then there was the HUD monocle – I forget the name of it – that I thought looked cool, but not so much once Google Glass came out.


#15

High five, HOLMES!


#16

Dad? Why are you here on boingboing? Don’t you have MEP drafting to do? :wink:


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#18

Oh my. I think I am in love.


#19

Does sleeping nude in this oxygen tent give you sexual powers?


#20

Depends on whoever sleeps nude in there with you.