SURVIVING ON THE MOON


A journey to research stations all over the world to show the state of play in research at international projects investigating how man could survive on the moon.

Spending less than a day there, Neil Armstrong was the first man to go to the moon in 1969. Three years later, in April 1972, Charlie Duke also got his chance to walk on the moon. He stayed three days. Fifty years after the first human foot touched this celestial body, researchers around the world are working flat out on the next mission to the moon. The ambitious goal is to build a habitable research station on the lunar surface. Unprotected by Earth’s atmosphere, moon travellers are exposed to a hundred times more radiation than on earth. This key problem must be solved before a habitable lunar station can be built. But how can a moon habitat – where researchers can live and work for months – be built at all? What requirements do space suits need to meet? And how could food cultivation work in a hostile environment? The documentary “Surviving on the Moon” will go to research stations all over the world to find the latest answers to the most burning questions on moon research and sound out the state of play in research at international projects.

Science
Length 52’ HD
Film by Felix Kohler, Gabriel Stoukalov
Production field.media for ZDF/ARTE, 2018
Original title Überleben auf dem Mond / Mission : vivre sur la Lune