A1_3 Flying on the Moon

Samuel Nathan Toomer, Jean-Paul McCartney, Lewis Connolly, Matthew Howard, Najib Rahimi


Given the lesser gravity experienced on the Moon, if a large enough base with an Earth like atmosphere were constructed, it may be theoretically be possible for humans to fly like a bird using synthetic wings. In this paper, we calculated the area of said wings required to achieve soaring flight to be 6.05 ± 1.38 m^2 The value for flapping (bird like) flight may be lower, but is beyond the scope of this paper.

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