Audi, in collaboration with Berlin-based start-up PTScientists, is launching the first ever private moon mission, scheduled for 2019. The mission objective is to explore the moon as a potential future human habitat. The Audi lunar Quattro vehicles will be playing a key role in this mission.
They are very interested the potential of harvesting a clean and efficient form of energy from the Moon known as Helium-3. It could provide safer nuclear energy in a fusion reactor, since it is not radioactive and would not produce dangerous waste products.
The Moon could also be used as a base for further space exploration.
Coober Pedy is a small desert town in Australia where people live in underground homes. With outside temperatures hovering over 100 degrees, residents made permanent homes in the cooler temperatures of the old mine shafts. It has underground motels, churches, bars, and a graveyard.
The town of Coober Pedy
Located in South Australia
Population 1,762 (2016)
Established in 1915
The mines also supply most of the world’s gem-quality opals. Coober Pedy has over 70 opal fields and is the largest opal mining area in the world. It relies as much on tourism as the opal mining industry to provide the community with employment and sustainability.