The Moon

Resources, Future Development and Settlement (Second Edition)

David Schrunk, Burton L Sharpe, Bonnie L Cooper and Madhu Thangavelu

The MoonThe Moon: Resources, Future Development and Settlement describes the feasible human settlement of the Moon in the coming century. Small scale, tele-operated and autonomous robotic in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) projects are first, followed by electric power, communication, and transportation networks manufactured from lunar resources. These infrastructure networks are field tested and commissioned in the polar regions of the Moon, and permanent human settlements are then established. Through several phases of development, the utility networks grow, and the number of permanently inhabited bases increases to include all areas of interest on the Moon. The book stresses that the envisioned “Planet Moon Project” will link the technological and cultural expertise of humanity to the virtually limitless resources of space. From that beginning, the people of the Earth reap substantial benefits from space, and the human species will evolve into a spacefaring civilization.

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Extent: 608 pages; 16-page colour section
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: August 2007
ISBN: 978-0-387-36055-3



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