Rod joins Leo to talk about this week's Space Settlement 2021 conference. One of the things they will be talking about is living in lava tubes left over from the moon and Mars's creation. Many believe that they will be ideal for protecting against radiation and micrometeorite impacts. But others believe the caves would be too delicate and dangerous to risk. They recommend putting robots on the surface that can create berms and walls out of the regolith to absorb the radiation for protection.
Other topics include if life exists in moon ice and more. Check it out at spacesettlement2021.nsf.org
Why live there? Because we can make rocket fuel to go further out.