MMM Whitepapers Archive

These whitepapers were created primarily by Peter Kohk, former Moon Society President and editor of the Moon Miners' Manifesto since 1986.

"The Moon: Why and How we Should Return" © 2004
(Position Paper adopted jointly by LRS and the Moon Society Board, 3/04/2004)

 "The Hubble Space Telescope and the Future of Space-Based Astronomy in the Light of a Return to the Moon" © 2004
(Position Paper adopted jointly by LRS and the Moon Society Board, 3/04/2004)

 "Spinning-up" Glass-Glass Composites Technology © 1987

 

MUS/cle Strategy for Lunar Industrial Diversification © 1988

 

Prinzton: a Rille-Bottom Settlement for Three Thousand Pioneers © 1989

The Lunar Hostel: An Alternate Concept for First Beachead and Secondary Outposts © 1991

This '91 paper introduces several seminal concepts that have since found their way into mainstream NASA thinking

  • The "amphibious" "frog", a lunar lander that can taxi
  • The telescoping module
  • The toroidal "hybrid rigid inflatable" "donut" concept now embodied in the design of Transhab

The "Frontier Builder": an Earth-Moon Hotel Cruise Ship: Definition & Design Exercise © 1992

SSI Research Goals Proposal © 1993

Railroads on the Moon © 1993

The Prehistory of Lunar Prospector © 1995

The Use of Lunar Lavatubes © 1995

Reinventing Space Oases © 1996

Rehabilitating Venus as a Human Destination © 1992, 1998, 2000

Living "Off the Ice" on Europa © 1997, 1998, 2001

What do Lavatubes Look Like? © 1999

TransHab and the Prehistory of its Architecture. © 1999

Steps to Civilian Lunar Home Rule Authority © 1999

The "MarsPulse" Calendar © 1999, 2004

"Improving" the Moon and The Developer's Role © 2000

Illustrated Discussion of Moon / Mars Habitat Options © 2002

Adopting a Lunar Calendar © 1987, 1996, 2001, 2005

The Oupost Trap: Technologies Needed to Break Free © 2006

Assuring Mental Health Among Future Lunar Frontier Pioneers © 2008

Beyond Our First Moonbase (pdf file) © 2006

MMM Glossary of New Words and Old Words with New Meanings © 2009

Expansion of the System of Lunar Nomenclature © 1989

What a Lunar Analog Research Station Should Attempt to Demonstrate © 2006

 

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