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Lunar Colony Research

The following are some commonly available references that might be of interest to fellow lunar colony advocates. Though we enjoyed reading them, we don't make any claim otherwise.

Edited by Haym Benaroya, "Lunar Settlements", CRC Press, 2010

Paul Spudis, "Blogging the Moon",Apogee, 2010.

Schrunk et. al.,"The Moon",Praxis, 2008

Alvin Crotts,"The New Moon", Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Peter Eckart,"The Lunar Base Handbook", McGraw-Hill, 1999.

Wernher von Braun,"Project Mars", Alabama Space Science Commission (Apogee), 2006

Tom Hanks,"Magnificent Desolation",Playtone, 2005

Smith and Davies,"Emigrating Beyond Earth", Springer, 2012

David Leach,"Space Architecture",AD, 2014

Erik Seedhouse,"Bigelow Aerospace",Springer, 2015

Michael Carroll, Seventh Landing, Springer, 2009

Dennis Wingo, Moonrush, Apogee Books, 2004

    Web References
  1. LEAG The Lunar Exploration Analysis Group
  2. LADEE Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer - accessed 2013 Nov
  3. CESRF - Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility - accessed 2013 Nov
  4. To the moon National Space Society - accessed 2013 Nov
  5. Lunar elevator - accessed 2014 Jan
  6. Lunar North Pole Mosaic - accessed 2014 Apr
  7. Beamed energy
  8. Broadband to the Moon
  9. LASER to the Moon by ESA
  10. Testing before acceptance.
  11. LADEEs LLCDLaser Communication
  12. Standardized Berthing and Docking Mechanism
  13. Laser-tagging with OPALS
  14. Maggot food
  15. Chinese Lunar Palace I - closed loop environment -video
  16. $1.2M per kilogram to the Moon by Astrobotic
  17. Kalpana One - 300 residents
  18. OLTARIS - radiation in space
  19. The Lunar Base
  20. Water recovery system
  21. Self-Landing Mobile Lunar Habitat
  22. Lunar walking at 1.4 m/s
  23. Using the Moon to step to Mars (pdf)
  24. Mafic patches at Malapert site selection (pdf)
  25. Dust that bounces.
  26. Optical Link Study Group
  27. Astronaut Training
  28. NASA Lunar Lander Design
  29. Lava Tube Skylights
  30. Radiation Shields
  31. Habitat Design
  32. Infograpahic
  33. TM-2015-218564Habitable volume (pdf)
  34. Basic human needs


  1. Spaceship EAC

  2. Moondust - NASA

    The ground, meanwhile, may leap into the sky. There is compelling evidence (see, e.g., the Surveyor 7 image below) that fine particles of moondust, when sufficiently charged-up, actually float above the lunar surface. This could create a temporary nighttime atmosphere of dust ready to blacken spacesuits, clog machinery, scratch faceplates (moondust is very abrasive) and generally make life difficult for astronauts.

    Stranger still, moondust might gather itself into a sort of diaphanous wind. Drawn by differences in global charge accumulation, floating dust would naturally fly from the strongly-negative nightside to the weakly-negative dayside. This "dust storm" effect would be strongest at the Moon's terminator, the dividing line between day and night.


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