12/13/2008 - New Paper Added


are the work of


"The Moon: Why and How we Should Return" 2004
(Position Paper
adopted jointly by LRS and the Moon Society Board, 3/04/2004)

"The Hubble Space Telescope and the Future of Space-Based Astronomy in the Light of a Return to the Moon" 2004
(Position Paper
adopted jointly by LRS and the Moon Society Board, 3/04/2004)

"Spinning-up" Glass-Glass Composites Technology 1987

MUS/cle Strategy for Lunar Industrial Diversification 1988

Prinzton: a Rille-Bottom Settlement for Three Thousand Pioneers 1989

The Lunar Hostel: An Alternate Concept for First Beachead and Secondary Outposts 1991

This '91 paper introduces several seminal concepts that have since found their way into mainstream NASA thinking
  • The "amphibious" "frog", a lunar lander that can taxi
  • The telescoping module
  • The toroidal "hybrid rigid inflatable" "donut" concept now embodied in the design of Transhab

The "Frontier Builder": an Earth-Moon Hotel Cruise Ship: Definition & Design Exercise 1992

SSI Research Goals Proposal 1993

Railroads on the Moon 1993

The Prehistory of Lunar Prospector 1995

The Use of Lunar Lavatubes 1995

Reinventing Space Oases 1996

Rehabilitating Venus as a Human Destination 1992, 1998, 2000

Living "Off the Ice" on Europa 1997, 1998, 2001

What do Lavatubes Look Like? 1999

TransHab and the Prehistory of its Architecture. 1999

Steps to Civilian Lunar Home Rule Authority 1999

[This paper has been a topic of discussion on Backwash.com]

The "MarsPulse" Calendar 1999, 2004

"Improving" the Moon and The Developer's Role 2000

Illustrated Discussion of Moon / Mars Habitat Options 2002

Adopting a Lunar Calendar 1987, 1996, 2001, 2005

NEW The Oupost Trap: Technologies Needed to Break Free 2006

NEW Assuring Mental Health Among Future Lunar Frontier Pioneers 2008

NEW Beyond Our First Moonbase (pdf file) 2006



Papers in queue

Making Ourselves "at Home" on the Moon 2001 [WIP / not online]

Moonbase Site Selection Considerations [WIP / not online]

Lunar Tourism

Foundations of Martian Culture

A Modular Approach to Biospherics [WIP / not online]

Building on the Moon & Lunar Architecture [WIP / not online]

Inside the Lunar Homestead

Moon Mining and Eco-Sense; polar ice reserves; tailings, gas scavenging, etc.

MMM Glossary

MMM Subject Index


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