Articles of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation of Moon Society Incorporated

A Membership, Non-Profit Corporation

The undersigned, a majority of whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a Membership, Non-Profit Corporation under the Non-Profit Corporation Law of Texas, do hereby adopt the following Articles of Incorporation:

Article I - Name

The name of the Corporation shall be Moon Society Incorporated.

Article II - Duration

The duration of the Corporation is perpetual.

Article III - Purposes

The corporation is organized exclusively to conduct educational, scientific, legal, and financial activities related to exploration and settlement of the Moon, outer space, and other celestial bodies including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Article IV - Prohibited Activities

No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article III hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be for the purpose of influencing legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publication or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on:

  1. by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or

  2. by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Article V - Members

Membership shall consist of the Board of Directors, Officers, the Board of Advisors, and various classes of Members. The designation of all types of membership, the manner of election or appointment and the qualifications and rights of each type shall be set forth in the Bylaws of the Society

Article VI - Management

Management of the affairs of the Society shall be vested in its Members and Board of Directors as set forth in the Bylaws of the Society.

Article VII - Dissolution

Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

Article VIII - Registered Office and Agent

The location and address of the registered office of the Corporation is:

(Address Deleted)

and the name of the registered agent at this address is:

Robert Scott Gammenthaler

Article IX - Board of Directors

The initial number of Directors is five. The Directors' names and addresses are:

Gregory R. Bennett

Address Deleted

Dana Carson

Address Deleted

Robert S. Gammenthaler

Address Deleted

Randall Severy

Address Deleted

Ian Randal Strock

Address Deleted

Article X - Incorporators

The names and addresses of the incorporators are as follows:

Gregory R. Bennett

Address Deleted

Robert S. Gammenthaler

Address Deleted

In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names this 26th day of July, 2000.

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Gregory R. Bennett

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Robert S. Gammenthaler