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What would it be like to live on the moon? - Alex Gendler

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The European Space Agency is hoping to establish an inhabited research base on the moon by the 2020s. But living in this "moon camp" won’t be easy. How will humans deal with the cosmic radiation? What will the inhabitants eat? And what's the point, anyway? Alex Gendler details the challenges and benefits of building a lunar colony.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Alex Gendler
  • Director Allen Laseter
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Allen Laseter
  • Illustrator Allen Laseter
  • Sound Designer Wes Slover
  • Composer Wes Slover
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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