Lunar Economy Theme Issue

Lunar Economy Masthead

Introducing a new Moon Society Publication

THE LUNAR ECONOMY

Relevant articles from Moon Miners’ Manifesto years 1-25 (1986-2011)
http://www.moonsociety.org/publications/mmm_themes/mmmt_LunarEconomy.pdf

A Lunar Economy will rest on 3 foundations:

 

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Earthly Helium-3 Crisis!

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/23/us/23helium.html?_r=1&hpw

Helium-3 Crisis! Demand now exceeds supply by a factor of ten. The price has jumped to $2,000 a liter from $100 in the last few years

The NYT article fails to mention that Helium-3 is relatively abundant on the Moon.

LCROSS Impact Data Indicates Water on Moon

Lunar Lava Tube discovered by JAXA team.

A Japanese team headed by Junichi Haruyama has analyzed data from the JAXA Kaguya mission to find these holes in the ground, and after two years of searching, they've found one in the Marius Hills region

http://news.discovery.com/space/history-of-space/moon-lunar-lava-skylight.htm

ESA sees H2O forming on the Moon from solar wind

Link: http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM8TBYRA0G_index_0.html

This discovery, made by the ESA-ISRO instrument "Sub-keV Atom Reflecting Analyzer" (SARA) onboard the Indian Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter, suggests how water is likely being created on the lunar surface.

The Moon is a big sponge that absorbs electrically charged particles given out by the Sun. These particles interact with the oxygen present in some dust grains on the lunar surface, producing water.

But there is a mystery....

The Moon Society blog to twitter feed is now working.

The Moon Society blog to twitter feed is now working.

Everything we post to the blog will now be automatically sent out over our twitter feed.

The twitter feed, in turn, feeds into our linked in group news tab.

Our facebook page also feeds into the Twitter feed.

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Thanks to Robert Brand in Australia (Echoes of Apollo) for giving us this idea.

Moon Society Endorses Aldrin's Proposal for a Lunar Infrastructure Development Corporation

Link: http://digg.com/d3176tD

Buzz Aldrin published a proposal for a public/private/international plan to open the Moon for exploration and development in the Huffington Post

http://digg.com/d3176tD

Below are key excerpts:

Lunar Elevator can be built today using commercial Zylon fiber

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_space_elevator

Lunar Elevator can be built today using commercial Zylon fiber.

Lunar Elevator gives cheap access to lunar materials, feedstock for space industries. We can extract oxygen for space tugs delivered to LEO.

Click here for Wikipedia article

What if anything is the Moon Society up to anyway?

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Write a note to president@moonsociety.org Subject: web page needs to be updated
That’ll do it!

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