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Would it be possible with currently rocket technology or technology towards the end of its development (ex. SLS, Starship, New Glenn, etc.) to launch from the moon. Of course, we would send down a crew to set up a launch site, mine for fuel, build the rockets, and control them. We would also send all of the necessary materials. Is this theoretically possible? So, can we launch from the moon?

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  • $\begingroup$ At this point? No. No one on Earth has any experience building spaceworthy rockets without a planetwide technological civilization just outside the door to give all the helping hands necessary, much less doing so in a 1/6 gee vacuum environment where we've never had to keep any people alive longer than two weeks. $\endgroup$
    – notovny
    May 8 at 20:52
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    $\begingroup$ Editing your question to invalidate an answer that was already posted? Negative style points. $\endgroup$ May 8 at 21:57
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    $\begingroup$ Undid the edit. @OrganicMarble $\endgroup$ May 9 at 10:38
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    $\begingroup$ Note very well: There is only one Moon (initial caps) in the entire universe, so when you use "the" as a qualifier, even when you have moon spelled in lower case, you are implying the Moon. $\endgroup$ May 9 at 10:39
  • $\begingroup$ I know. Its not an accident. @DavidHammen $\endgroup$ May 9 at 10:42

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Yes, we have already launched from the Moon.

The Soviets did too. Explanation of single-burn trajectories from Lunar surface to Earth surface

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  • $\begingroup$ I mean launch from the moon another planetry body (not Earth or the Moon)@Organic Marble $\endgroup$ May 8 at 21:31
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    $\begingroup$ @Starshipisgoforlaunch Absolutely nothing in the original version of your question had suggested that what you were asking was in the context of a moon of a celestial body other than Earth and the Moon. A specific term "the Moon" refers to our planet's only natural satellite, while "a moon" is a generic term for any planet's natural satellite, and was what you were looking for. {continues} $\endgroup$
    – user47149
    May 8 at 22:33
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    $\begingroup$ @Starshipisgoforlaunch But it is frowned upon to modify already answered questions in a way that invalidates existing answers, so maybe rollback this one, and for a launch from a generic moon instead, maybe ask a new separate question? Cheers. $\endgroup$
    – user47149
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    $\begingroup$ I rollbacked it and am asked the other question seperatly @user47149 $\endgroup$ May 9 at 10:37
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    $\begingroup$ Let us continue this discussion in chat. $\endgroup$ May 9 at 10:43

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