A fresh Moon Society Progress Report & Update is now online,
both on the Moon Society front page center column society news area
and in the Reports section

Direct Link:

There are handy links to anchors for each section of the report, as it is
lengthy, and the table at the top will allow you to zip back and forth to the
sections that grab your interest.

I must apologize for not issuing such reports on a more regular basis. The last one, I am embarrassed to say, seems to have been more than a year

On the good side, this report has a lot of encouraging news. We _are_ making

The gist of a Draft Strategy Plan for the Society is included.

Quick highlights:

New web pages:

& a chapter & outpost map

and many updated pages

2 new chapters, Phoenx and Houston
possibly two more NSS Partner chapters

New Internet Portal sites: MySpace, Facebook,

New Google Group: Railroading on Moon & Mars (cosponsored by

Solar Power Beaming Demo project is proceeding well

We are gearing up for a major presence at ISDC 2008 in Washington DC

We are on the verge of establishing another key affiliation

Feedback is most welcome. We're all in this together!

Peter Kokh
President, The Moon Society

Former MMM Contributor Stan Love on Atlantis Mission

by kokhmmm Email


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.
Stan Love

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.

Later, in 1997, to ease the writing burden off editor Peter Kokh, who was Chair of the upcoming NSS 1998 International Space Development Conference in Milwaukee, SLuGS member David Graham submitted a bundle of SLuGS abstracts for publication in MMM. Included were some fourteen of Stan’s wide-ranging technical abstracts which we then published in MMMs #106-108.

This material has now been republished in MMM Classics #11

p. 44 “Balloon Launch of Small Rockets;”
p. 49 Magsail Asteroid Mission,” “Magsail Mars Missions,” and “Magsail Stabilization of Lagrange Point Structures”
p. 50 “Remote Lunar Geological Survey” and “Survey of Earth-Crossing Objects”
p. 51 “Food Animals in Biological Life Support Systems,” “An Artificial Lunar Magnetic Field,” and “Magnetic Radiation Shield”
p. 57 “Another Use for a Space Elevator”
p. 58 “Magnetic Solar Wind Collector” and “Using Structural Steel on the Moon”
p. 59 “Variety in Biological Life Support Systems” and “Sunwatch Systems”

Also in MMMC #11 p. 79, we ran the following bio.

Stan Love is a graduate student in the Ph.D. program of the Astronomy Department at the University of Washington in Seattle. He received his Bachelor's in Physics from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA, in 1987. His primary research area is the astronomy, geology, and physics of the solar system. He also pursues research in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. Mr. Love is currently serving as an Officer-at-large on the Board of Directors of SLuGS. Recreational interests: hiking, rock climbing, dancing, boating, reading, role-playing game design.

For more on SLuGs see p. 41, in the same Classics issue.
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