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Location, Location, Location on the Moon

What is a lunar colony but a real estate development?  And when discussing real estate, we must look at the prime criteria: Location, Location, Location!  In this presentation brief, Hoyt Davidson lists and discussed the strengths of seven potential sites for a commercial lunar base, given the industries that would benefit from those sites.  The [...]


MOBIUS: An Evolutionary Strategy for Lunar Tourism

The MOBIUS concept architecture presents an evolutionary methodology for lunar tourist missions. In the MOBIUS scenario, a quartet of spacecraft is suggested in a specific supersynchronous Earth orbit as a nominal trajectory for a cislunar, cycling vehicle system. Earth and lunar shuttlecraft service the cycler at Earth perigee and lunar proximal apogee of the selected [...]


International Cooperation in Space, from USSR to Russia

This chapter presents a historical overview of international cooperation in space during the period of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and to the present days of the Russian Federation. The post-Soviet era and current international cooperation in space are described through interviews with people who were or still are involved in the joint [...]


Using the International Space Station as a Test Bed for the Commercial Space Marketplace

The international space exploration industry faces two related and bewitching obstacles to its long-term programmatic health. The first is a U.S. administration that views exploration through the lens of the overall economic and political problems afflicting the American economy. In other words, no blank check is forthcoming for NASA, given the nation's deep fiscal woes. [...]


Space-Rush : A New Way Forward for Space Exploration & Settlement

Since the days of the Apollo program, most of NASA’s manned exploration activities beyond LEO have used what could be called a ‘mission’ based approach. This approach requires that the astronauts take all of the resources required for the mission from Earth, at great expense and difficulty, while providing little (if any) infrastructure for future [...]


Prospects for In-Space Re-Fueling

Concepts for relieving the terrible mass-fraction penalties of launching out of Earth’s gravity well by re-fueling spacecraft on-orbit have been proposed for decades (Reference 1). Certainly it makes theoretical sense to avoid carrying all needed mission propellants (as well as other vital fluids and/or gases) from liftoff to the final orbit by ‘topping off’ at [...]