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by Erik Seedhouse (Author), Jim Wilkie (Cover designer)

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Title:Lunar Outpost : The Challenges of Establishing a Human Settlement on the Moon
Authors:Erik Seedhouse (Author)
Other authors:Jim Wilkie (Cover designer)
Info:Berlin, Germany : Springer ; Chichester, England : Praxis Publishing, 2009
Tags:Moon, Lunar bases, Space colonies, Exploration of the Moon, Lunar exploration vehicles, Lunar probes

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Lunar Outpost: The Challenges of Establishing a Human Settlement on the Moon (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration) by Erik Seedhouse (2009)



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292 pages indexed. Worth buying if you are serious about the topic. Get this book from your library if you a casual reader. This is a detailed narrative of the key elements needed for NASA to return to the moon. This not light reading. 35 years ago America turned its back to the stars. are poorer for it.."The decision the United States made more than 35 years ago to retreat from the Moon and Mars was a mistake which cost a generation its chance to make a difference. For too long humans have been restricted to low Earth orbit operations and now is the time to move beyond Low Earth Orbit and start some real exploration....Returning to the Moon will allow NASA to restore its core values and once again enable the agency to pursue goals that raise the human spirit and reach for the stars once again.
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Lunar Outpost provides a detailed account of the various technologies, mission architectures, medical requirements and training needed to return humans to the Moon within the next decade. It focuses on the means by which a lunar outpost will be constructed and also addresses major topics such as the cost of the enterprise and the roles played by private companies and individual countries. The return of humans to the surface of the Moon will be critical to the exploration of the solar system. The various missions are not only in pursuit of scientific knowledge, but also looking to extend human civilization, economic expansion, and public engagement beyond Earth. As well as NASA, China’s Project 921, Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency, Russia, and the European Space Agency are all planning manned missions to the Moon and, eventually, to Mars. The Ares-I and Ares-V are the biggest rockets since the Saturn V and there is much state-of-the-art technology incorporated into the design of Orion, the spacecraft that will carry a crew of four astronauts to the Moon. Lunar Outpost also describes the human factors, communications, exploration activities, and life support constraints of the missions.

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