Moon Miners' Manifesto
Updated August 8 2011
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Moon Miners' Manifesto is a monthly newsletter, published continuously since December 1986, by the Lunar Reclamation Society, which serves as the SE Wisconsin Chapter of the National Space Society and as the Milwaukee Outpost of the Moon Society. The November 2011 issue will complete the first 25 years of uninterrupted publication, ten issues per year (not published in January or Juy)
MMM serves several other National Space Society chapters, the members of the Moon Society, and individual subscribers, and is available to the members of the American Lunar Society as well, per an affiliation agreement signed in 2005.
Most issues of MMM contain speculative articles that deal with the opening of the Lunar frontier, suggesting how pioneers can make best use of local resources. Some of the points made will relate specifically to pioneer life in the lunar environment. But many points will hold for frontier living on Mars as well.
Members Only Archive of Recent Issues of MMMPast issues of MMM newsletters, #s 145 ff., are available in pdf file format from the following location:
To access this location, you will need to use your username and password. If you do not have a username and password, you can request one at the following location:
If you need assistance with your username and password, contact the editor at email@example.com
To make freely available non-time sensifive articles from MMM issues older than three years, the MMM Classics archives were creatted
This same material is being made available in collections organized by theme. in the MMM Theme issues
Exploring Back Issues - The Changing Images Feature
To acquaint new members and visitors with important concepts from back issues of Moon Miners" Manifesto, the "Changing Image" feature has been developed. This has been a prominent feature of the homepage, but is now replicated here. - To get another image, simply refresh (reload) this page.
To asquaint new members and visitors with special terms used in MMM for new concepts and ideas, the MMM Glossary was created
MMM-Derived Papers - free accessMoonbeams (fiction) - free access
These papers were on The Lunar Reclamation Society site, until that site went off the Internet, and are now preserved here.
[LRS has been the publisher of Moon Miners' Manifesto]
Science-Fiction has played a strong role in fostering an interest in Space Exploration, Settlement, and Travel. Moonbeams was launched in the Fall of 2008 as collections of short stories about the opening of the space frontier. The purpose is to widen the perception of what may be possible. Issues are released when "enough good articles" have been sent in. Chuck Lesher of the Moon Society Phoenix chapter is the editor.
Moon Miners' Manifesto - India Quarterly ("M3IQ") - free access"M3IQ" was launched in the fall of 2008 shortly after Chandrayaan-1, India's first lunar orbiter, was successfully launched. We have been publishing this Quarterly edition, in pdf format only, with the download link emailed to various organizations and email-lists in India and elsewhere.
While is a strong focus on India's space program and India's future in space, including the Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter and proposed future lunar missions, there is also Indian space news in general, plus a selection of articles from MMM issues current and past deemed by the editorial board to be of interest to Indian readers.
The "Elsewhere in Asia" and "Elsewhere in the Commonwealth" sections expand the scope of the potential audience and in summer 2011 we begun marketing M3IQ to email addresses throughout Asia and the Commonwealth.
Moonscapes - free access
Moonscapes, our new formatted email newsletter- made its debut on August 15, 2010,- we try to publish monthly, but that is not a hard and fast schedule. Past issues are achrved online.
Selenology - member username and password access only
Selenlogy is the Quarterly Publication of the American Lunar Society, now a Moon Society Affiliate Organization
Moon Society members can download these files here.
Our Website - www.moonsociety.orgNot only are all of our publications available online, as downloadable PDF files, or via email, but the website content itself is a project in process of informing members and visitors of the Society's Vision, Mission, and efforts to pursue it. The website format and appearance are things for the the Management Committee (Officers and Directors as a combined team) to decide. But many of the pages are actually publication content, added by the Publications Director. In this respect, our website itself is a living publication growing, expanding, diversifying overtime. The website is our most important tool in our effort to attract and involve more members.
Lunarpedia - Our Moon-Wiki - October 5, 2006: This is an initiative that a circle of members have discussed during much of 2006 before deciding in September to make it happen. We had our grand unveiling in January 2007. - This publication project does not fall under the direction of the Publications Director Peter Kokh but has its own team
The Lunarpedia is an open-source, wiki-type replacement for the proprietary Artemis Data Book. We know many of our older members who joined us in the Artemis Society years, 1994-2000, have missed working on the Artemis Reference Mission™ and the Artemis Data Book™. We are betting that without proprietary limitations, www.Lunarpedia.org< will be much more successful.
>The object is to create a"buffet" of options that will allow enterprises with funding to pick and choose whatever suits their own mission plan. In other words, we care more that there is a first for-profit lunar outpost than we care who builds it.
Launchout by Phil Harris (details to follow)
Lunar Pioneers (fiction) by Phil Harris (details to follow)