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How We Could Build a Moon Base TODAY


  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    2 jaar geleden

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    • Zappafreak


      14 dagen geleden

      Kurzgesat, I have a question for you - If we are actively exploring the moon with rovers, why is it we can't find a single Photograph or video clip of Earth from the Moon? Everything on Google is either CGI or a composite!

    • kk t

      kk t

      22 dagen geleden

      Yay part 2 is here

    • Jared Sanchez

      Jared Sanchez

      Maand geleden


    • Eemil Westman

      Eemil Westman

      Maand geleden

      Ah, a perfetc place to spend my whole life savings.

    • Amit Soni

      Amit Soni

      2 maanden geleden

      what is the chance of alian life in the galexy

  2. Rohan Kosur

    Rohan Kosur

    3 uur geleden

    Kurzgezagt: posts a video on how to build a moon base: NASA: Write that down

  3. Parker Beck

    Parker Beck

    5 uur geleden

    I may be stupid, but I feel that this is what got NASA to start Artemis

  4. vlad gociu

    vlad gociu

    6 uur geleden

    So we pay 4 bilion dolars for the bigest helper in the history?

  5. Michiel Kroese

    Michiel Kroese

    6 uur geleden

    I really love the videos Kurzegesagt makes But I think for many people, these videos are less about education and more about idealism Remember guys, most things are incredibly difficult

  6. King Tut

    King Tut

    6 uur geleden

    I watched this video several times and enjoyed it every time. So visually appealing and very informative. Keep up the good work.

  7. WhatMyNameIs


    7 uur geleden

    What happens if the moon gets too heavy? Like messing with the movements of the ocean

  8. Gareth Roberts

    Gareth Roberts

    8 uur geleden

    Definitely declare independence and start over minus hundreds of years of baggage that still hangs over us here...

  9. squidweirdo


    17 uur geleden

    honestly with enough funding (and effort) we could probably get a moon base started in 6 months or so

  10. BushidoBrownSama


    18 uur geleden

    5:24 Weyland Yutani

  11. Nuclear Dolphi

    Nuclear Dolphi

    23 uur geleden

    solve the climate crisis, then colonise the moon

    • TheSerpentKing


      10 uur geleden

      maybe it goes hand in hand; colonise the moon, harvest helium-3 and use it for fusion reactors to produce clean energy on earth

  12. Stelliphina


    Dag geleden

    The moon won’t reach stage 3 if Antarctica doesn’t.

  13. Jake the Octoling

    Jake the Octoling

    Dag geleden

    But how do we use communication in between everywhere and me don’t want a bunch of lag.

  14. Tio Octavian

    Tio Octavian

    Dag geleden

    Its not to hard setting a moon base its harder to set a base at mars

  15. Imogene Duvall

    Imogene Duvall

    2 dagen geleden

    The feeble feigned pastor lastly pour because biplane ultrastructually interfere through a piquant silica. disgusted, incandescent rooster

  16. Brenda Landis

    Brenda Landis

    2 dagen geleden

    The resonant reaction yearly carve because sail metabolically argue circa a wonderful algebra. flawless, bawdy samurai

  17. petbla minecraft

    petbla minecraft

    2 dagen geleden

    I love your videos so much I started watching you like some hours ago

  18. gamer skater

    gamer skater

    2 dagen geleden

    the moon is a sandbox. makes sence, its made of *sands*

  19. Calvin Bottoms

    Calvin Bottoms

    2 dagen geleden


    • Calvin Bottoms

      Calvin Bottoms

      2 dagen geleden

      This massage brought to you by Citizens for a Free Moon.

  20. No Name

    No Name

    2 dagen geleden

    Even if all nations of the Earth work it's too early. We need at least nuclear fusion energy

  21. Nick Marco

    Nick Marco

    2 dagen geleden

    biggest problem to colonise another planet is the gravity. spending so much time on a planet with lower/higher gravity then earth can cause some serious health problems in long time

  22. Messimonkeyman5


    2 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt: scientific stuff. Me : we can burn fossil fuel

  23. Mochi Mochi

    Mochi Mochi

    2 dagen geleden

    the sad thing about this is probably be white and not black because of racism on the moon

  24. Alessandro Lugo

    Alessandro Lugo

    2 dagen geleden

    nadie: mi hijo papá como era la tierra

  25. Jazzy Tree

    Jazzy Tree

    2 dagen geleden

    He is pretty much just explaining Astroneer

  26. Dark Rainbow

    Dark Rainbow

    2 dagen geleden

    I lived on a moon base. It was fun.

  27. Spoof Nox

    Spoof Nox

    2 dagen geleden

    "But we were born too early to be part of it" "Or were we?" * *Vsauce music plays* *

  28. Asha Chowdhury

    Asha Chowdhury

    2 dagen geleden

    The guarded piano mathematically charge because call behaviorally belong at a impossible half-sister. garrulous, luxuriant sphynx

  29. Will P

    Will P

    3 dagen geleden

    And then gets hit with an asteroid :(

  30. meh


    3 dagen geleden

    But how much lunar ice is there? At some point a moon base would need to harvest ice from meteorites...

  31. Usman Azam

    Usman Azam

    3 dagen geleden

    Wouldn't it be unhealthy for the bodies of astronauts? Living 4 so long in low gravity?

  32. Cheks_76


    3 dagen geleden

    The thing is NASA had a plan to do phase 2 in 1982, so we would probably be in phase three by now if it wasn't for Nixon. He slashed NASA's budget and said no to this plan.

  33. Nick Haynie

    Nick Haynie

    3 dagen geleden

    they forgot about gravity. If people were to live on the moon full time, they would need to create some sort of artificial gravity or be forced to exercise daily so that their muscles don't atrophy.

  34. T J

    T J

    3 dagen geleden

    What about the moons gravity you overlooked that super scientists

  35. Official N-Word Pass Obama

    Official N-Word Pass Obama

    3 dagen geleden

    The government is taking notes learning from Kurzgesagt

  36. Zion Thomas

    Zion Thomas

    3 dagen geleden

    If Kurzegast were our leaders we would be living an amazing life.

  37. Crispy Luck

    Crispy Luck

    3 dagen geleden

    What if we sent this video to actual governments Wouldn't it be funny if they actually agree

  38. Michael Onofrietto

    Michael Onofrietto

    3 dagen geleden

    Really cool ! This connects all of the dots of thing many of us were aware of, but just never thought about. Cool, or not seems like a slim chance of phase 2, or 3 happening even in Elon Musk's lifetime.

  39. BraydeN64


    3 dagen geleden

    We could literally finance this entire thing with just a month of the US military budget.

  40. squd3


    4 dagen geleden

    It better be England to be one of the first to colonise the moon

    • Ichi.


      2 dagen geleden

      look we’ve colonised half the world whats one more

  41. Kea Gaming

    Kea Gaming

    4 dagen geleden

    Here is what I think: If governments start heavily investing in space now, no doubt their technology, quality of life, and opportunity's will improve. It is also possible a country can invade another country from orbit using advanced technology, but we should probably go explore space unified or at least not fighting.

  42. RevanUltimate


    4 dagen geleden

    I wonder if that was a subtle dig at NASA and it's usual western affiliated space programs in 6:00 the containers arriving at Earth from the moon are marked with 月, the Chinese character for "moon". The new program revisions NASA has now are more ambitious, but at the time of this video, NASA's plans had been criticized in some circles for being wasteful showboating with little real infrastructural purpose, such as the Gateway space station, and would have led to no real progress in exploiting the moon for any useful purpose private or public. In contrast, China's space programs has clear ambitions for exploiting the moon extensively even before thinking about Mars missions. It's different today, with a new mandate put in place by the current US administration. But back then it was different, and Kurzgesagt sometimes engages in (friendly and fun) throwing of shade, I thought it was a more subtle instance.

  43. Jonathan Clark

    Jonathan Clark

    4 dagen geleden

    It is the year 0079 of the Universal Century and the cluster of colonies furthest from the Earth, Side 3, proclaimed itself the Principality of Zeon and launched a War of Independence against the Earth Federation. *Title Card* Gundam Rising

  44. Ultimate Potato

    Ultimate Potato

    4 dagen geleden

    They just will dry up the Moon of resources for money before reaching the true goal.

  45. Ludwig Gerle

    Ludwig Gerle

    4 dagen geleden

    who's whatching at the moon colony?

  46. stage


    4 dagen geleden

    2:16 way to gloss over hundreds of years of nuanced history, good job

  47. Mohsen


    4 dagen geleden

    united states of the moon ❤️

  48. KT Flame

    KT Flame

    4 dagen geleden

    lunar soil has all the materials to make concrete Minecraft Players - *Visible Confusion*

  49. Simon


    5 dagen geleden

    I am now imagining the human race in 50.000.000 years o so when the Moon is completely hollowed out and has big holes in it.

  50. Takori Bradford

    Takori Bradford

    5 dagen geleden

    *I love space*

  51. Geresh


    5 dagen geleden

    "I used to live on earth" Ok that's enough for today grandpa go to sleep

  52. SM69 Animations

    SM69 Animations

    5 dagen geleden

    “First lunar child is born” That love relationship is Out of this World!!!

    • Aadhya Ivaturi

      Aadhya Ivaturi

      Dag geleden

      goddammit get out

    • Ichi.


      2 dagen geleden

      god dangit

  53. Josel Mansueto

    Josel Mansueto

    5 dagen geleden

    WHO needs solar panels when you have rtg



    6 dagen geleden

    We need to stop shitery on earth first so we dont do this under threat of red button

  55. MrmcgamesYT


    6 dagen geleden

    NASA's actually doing this in a few months

  56. Fire Storm

    Fire Storm

    6 dagen geleden

    The moon is still a terrible place too setup a colony because of the dust and low gravity creating a material which destroys rabidly all mechanisms and space suits.

  57. null090909


    6 dagen geleden

    Hands down the most illiterate video this channel has produced so far.

  58. Jet Boy Y

    Jet Boy Y

    6 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt space craft designs are oddly unique so how much you wanna bet that someone has recreated these in KSP or space flight simulator

  59. Amity & Luke’s Adventures

    Amity & Luke’s Adventures

    6 dagen geleden

    Can they please please be a venues or Jupiter base

  60. JackYerBoyHere ROBLOX

    JackYerBoyHere ROBLOX

    6 dagen geleden

    Building subnautica bases be like:

  61. patrick97764


    6 dagen geleden

    the main problem with a moon base or colony with todays tech is how low G affects the human body over long durations plus the radiation exposure. We need to find a way to survive extended periods of time if not indefinitely in those conditions.

  62. Simulation Prince

    Simulation Prince

    6 dagen geleden

    200 years in the future: How to colonize a planet for kids

  63. GreenStoneGecko


    7 dagen geleden

    NATO, EU, America, Russia, China! I dont care who! Someone just do it! America is specifically bad at this: "How long will it take?" "10 YEARS??? I won't be president in 10 years, you know!!" Ironically Russia doesn't have this problem.

  64. scr


    7 dagen geleden

    this is one of my favorite videos on this channel. please do more space colonization videos

  65. spikemansss


    7 dagen geleden

    Why does Elon Musk want to build a base on mars and not on the moon?

    • Michiel Kroese

      Michiel Kroese

      6 uur geleden

      Because Mars is more like earth

  66. Disgust Cat Parodies

    Disgust Cat Parodies

    7 dagen geleden

    Bet there's an alien ship heading our way in the next 10k years

  67. Aditya Mishra

    Aditya Mishra

    7 dagen geleden

    Flat moon society where u at

  68. FreeGoro


    7 dagen geleden

    wen moon?

  69. Hi Oof

    Hi Oof

    7 dagen geleden

    From now it could be 7 years left.

  70. Debsebs


    7 dagen geleden

    space race begins: everyone: Chinese, help! Chinese: is this a dumb joke that i'm too smart to understand?

  71. Gabriel Kilker

    Gabriel Kilker

    7 dagen geleden

    Any physiological disparities of children born on the moon due to the drastic difference in gravity? Might they be too weak to ever come to the earth?

  72. Eduardo Rocha

    Eduardo Rocha

    8 dagen geleden

    POV: you found this channel through memes and now you’re six hours deep

  73. Syauqi Maulana

    Syauqi Maulana

    8 dagen geleden

    we're too old to discover the sea we're too young to discover the space but we're lucky enough to discover the "internet"

  74. Redcat-V


    8 dagen geleden




    8 dagen geleden

    I LOVE ALL OF THIS but now its 2021

  76. Ysuuf Abedin

    Ysuuf Abedin

    9 dagen geleden

    USA is so lazy ugh just send 40B dollars

    • Michiel Kroese

      Michiel Kroese

      6 uur geleden

      Things are a bit more complex than that....

  77. Noillaxe


    9 dagen geleden


  78. Kenji1801


    9 dagen geleden

    One day, Lunarian kids will watch this video for history class.

  79. pi guy

    pi guy

    9 dagen geleden

    The greatest tragedy of all; Alaska would have to change its then clearly wrong slogan

  80. Jackson Williams

    Jackson Williams

    10 dagen geleden

    If gundam has taught be anything, it’s probably that we should either treat people in space well or give them some sort of power to be independent. Just a thought.

  81. G I R

    G I R

    10 dagen geleden

    "Our first crew will consist of scientists and engineers" Space Miners: "Haha. JACK HAMMERS GO BRRRRRR."

  82. G I R

    G I R

    10 dagen geleden

    *China in 2030: "Hippity Hoppity. The moon is now my property."*

  83. MrYTsucks


    10 dagen geleden

    You have my $10!

  84. Kekeli Buckner

    Kekeli Buckner

    10 dagen geleden

    So why is the focus on Mars and not the moon?

  85. Vitor Thomaz

    Vitor Thomaz

    11 dagen geleden

    I am pretty sure that because of this video Elon Musk started his shenanigans about going to space

  86. Blackstrike21


    11 dagen geleden

    Is there like a game that involves space exploration and development

  87. Hayman airsoft

    Hayman airsoft

    11 dagen geleden

    Well biden is too dumb to do this and trump is too into the millitary

    • Hayman airsoft

      Hayman airsoft

      2 dagen geleden

      @Ichi. your right, elon is my inspiration, I hope for this world.

    • Ichi.


      2 dagen geleden

      we have the centibillionare that supports dogecoin

  88. Poetic AJ

    Poetic AJ

    11 dagen geleden

    5:17 just a timestamp

  89. Voy Zan

    Voy Zan

    11 dagen geleden

    "I thought Earth was a country!" - I can already hear someone saying this on camera 👌

  90. AndroTechGR


    12 dagen geleden

    Watching this while NASA is starting the Artemis program...

  91. Sebo Sabastian

    Sebo Sabastian

    12 dagen geleden

    Hmm why didn't people tell Elon Musk about this and instead chose Mars the worst one to choose between the moon,venus, mercury and it. And we all know how bad of an idea is to colonize mars because how all the thing on it are contaminated with radiation meaning all the things on the red planet are trying to kill you, also having little resources that are dispersed around it and how far it is from the Earth compared to the moon

  92. Sebo Sabastian

    Sebo Sabastian

    12 dagen geleden

    Hmm why didn't people tell Elon Musk about this and instead chose Mars the worst one to choose between the moon,venus, mercury and it. And we all know how bad of an idea is to colonize mars because how all the thing on it are contaminated with radiation and how far it is from the Earth

  93. Thomas Routt

    Thomas Routt

    12 dagen geleden

    It would be great. But the night sky will never be as pretty. Kind of sad if you think about it.

  94. MrmcgamesYT


    12 dagen geleden

    Kurzgesagt: this time we don't murder thousands of people Moon aliens: GET OFF MY ROCK

  95. Advay Chandra

    Advay Chandra

    12 dagen geleden

    Good news, NASA is already working on the Artemis program. This is becoming a reality.

  96. osama ahmad

    osama ahmad

    12 dagen geleden

    Phase 4: moon declares independence Phase 5: moon declares war on Earth Phase 6: Ghandi Nukes the Moon

  97. The unknown

    The unknown

    12 dagen geleden

    all we need is mumbo jumbo leading the engineering section



    12 dagen geleden

    Lunar Man: *posts to FB*: OIL IN MOON Earth presidents: *sees post*: where cuz im going to moon. Earth presidents: *arguing who will get oil*

  99. bigsmall246


    13 dagen geleden

    Never understood why there's so much more excitement over a mars colony vs a moon colony