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Former MMM Contributor Stan Love on Atlantis Mission

Stan Love, a member of the Seattle LUnar Group Studies (SLuGs), an activity group of the Seattle L5 Society back in the late 1980s, will be aboard Atlantis, scheduled for the delayed STS-122 mission to the International Space Station on February 7th.

In the 1988-1990 time frame, members of the Seattle L5 Chapter of NSS received Moon Miners’ Manifesto as a membership benefit, regularly sending contributions.

Moon Society congratulates China on successful launch of Chang'e-1 probe towards the Moon

October 24, 2007: XICHANG - The launch of China's first lunar probe Chang'e-1, on a Long March CZ-3A booster, was successful, a Chinese official announced Wednesday evening at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Li Shangfu, director of the Xichang launch center, made the announcement after the orbiter successfully entered the earth orbit and unfolded its solar panel, paving the way for its transfer to the lunar orbit.

We oppose any Congressional ban on "Humans to Mars" programs

Fellow Moon Society Leaders, fellow Moon Society members, and others who actively support a human return to the Moon and the establishment of an Earth-Moon economy;

The proposed Congressional ban on spending for "Humans to Mars" programs would seem to be in our favor. But as is often the case, first assessments can be quite off the mark.

On this matter, there are two schools of opinion
1) Hurray! We want to go to the Moon, not Mars!
2) Banning research on humans to Mars involves banning research that we need to SETTLE the Moon, not just revisit it.

2007 Membership Drive

July 28, 2007 - The Society's Leadership Council, at its July 18th meeting, put together a dual incentive plan for this year's membership drive. The drive is aimed not only at encouraging new members to join the Society, but to encourage former members to rejoin us.