Bulletin#47

Dear Fellow Lunar Enthusiasts,

Let’s try comparing the values of our society. On one side we have a launch of significant material to the Moon for less than $500M. On the other side we have $450M being paid for one painting. Sure the painting might be a da Vinci. But still, should they be so similar in value? What is this preoccupation with the past? wouldn’t there be a greater return on investment if you built infrastructure on the Moon? If you agree then tell us that you agree with this value statement and we can make this forward-looking investment.

Yet there does seem to be some vision into the future. Australia has just created its own space agency and Egypt is looking to make one for itself. It positively warms the cockles of our hearts to see this interest. And it’s nice to see countries like Ecuador putting up home built satellites. While most space agency effort goes into earth observation hopefully there will be an increase in outward facing endeavours.

We at the Lunar Colony Fund do have a distinct, practical vision for the future. We agree that the survival of our species depends upon our ability to live off-Earth. That’s why we remain focused outward, preparing for infrastructure upon the Moon. Join us in making this a reality.


Mark Mortimer

President
Lunar Colony Fund

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Bulletin#46

Dear Fellow Lunar Enthusiasts,

Would you raise if drawing for an inside straight? Or would you walk away from the game? A weather specialist admitted that severe weather events are not getting any more frequent. The change is that humans live almost everywhere. So we can’t escape inclement weather. As we live in more extreme conditions then housing prices go up. Can we afford the most inclement, the price of a house on the Moon? Or do we continue to invest in ways of even better living here on Earth? Maybe it’s not a draw of a card but a necessary symbiosis leading to the future.

So now it’s official. Together NASA and ROSCOMOS will study the development of a lunar gateway. Or at least it’s an agreement to possibly agree to work together in the future. Yes progress is being made. We have exciting things like the Universal Docking Port (UDP). But does it seem like everyone has their own plans and is doing their own thing? Can humanity grow a space capability when cooperation is such a tentative, sensitive ideal?

We at the Lunar Colony Fund have no doubts about ideals. We have a singular goal and we expect that it can only be achieved with the cooperation and support of all humanity. It’s a tall order but we know we can get there. Want to be a part? Contact us and we’ll change this ideal into reality.

Mark Mortimer

President
Lunar Colony Fund

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Bulletin#45

Dear Fellow Lunar Enthusiasts,

Macroeconomics expects that governments will spend during a recession. By spending they inject money into the economy that expands the work force and increases production and consumption. Presumably a global recession would be just the thing to generate expenditure on a lunar facility as it will require global participation. The last global recession was in 2009 and economic stimulus quickly followed. But even this wasn’t enough for funding a lunar facility. What do governments need to realize that this facility is necessary and is the essential next step in space?

South Korea is still progressing their probe to the lunar surface. Let’s hope that common sense prevails in their part of the world and that they continue the peaceful development and launch for exploration.

Here at the Lunar Colony Fund we are finishing up another fantastic summer in the northern hemisphere. We continue to get the word out that a lunar facility on the Moon’s south pole is the best next thing for people in space. Join us and together we can ensure that this happens.

Mark Mortimer

President
Lunar Colony Fund

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Bulletin#44

Dear Fellow Lunar Enthusiasts,

Can you ever have too much money? some might say, “Yes.” For instance consider the Giving Pledge. A group of people who perhaps realize that pleasure doesn’t come from amassing large amounts of cash. Which they have. So what do they do? They could cure malaria. A noble cause. But what would a few billion healthy people want? Would they want a future? Perhaps the Giving Pledge could enable a future as profound and expansive as a lunar habitation. That’s a goal that would put our specie’s future into a very favourable light. Money well spent on hope as well as health.

And the Google Lunar X Prize has moved its schedule to the right. Yes this is a common occurrence for many projects. But they seem to be the only group that’s bent on putting an entrepreneur onto the lunar surface. Let’s hope their schedule doesn’t slip further.

Our organization, the Lunar Colony Fund, continues to expound upon a future that includes humans traveling beyond Earth. Care to believe in this future? Care to help make it happen? Contact us and we can set a course together.


Mark Mortimer

President
Lunar Colony Fund

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