Affiliate Organizations

A directory of other organizations involved in various Lunar objectives.

 The American Lunar Society   The American Lunar Society is a group dedicated to the continued study of Earth’s Moon. This is accomplished through both continued observation and attention to current research. Our goals also include the education of our youth through age-specific projects. ALS created the Lunar Study and Observing Certificate program which is now cosponsored by the Moon Society 2005.12.15 – ALS’ quarterly publication Selenology is now available to Moon Society Members in pdf format in the Members-Only area. In turn, ALS members will now have access to the Moon Miners’ Manifesto Archives. Members of each society are welcome to participate in the other organization’s projects. new – eSelenology – the Online Journal of the American Lunar Society
The Artemis Project
Artemis Society International
  The Artemis Project is a privately financed commercial venture to establish a permanent, self-supporting manned lunar base. Artemis Society International leads the non-profit element of the Artemis Project. ASI is an educational and scientific foundation set up to develop the Artemis Project, as a meeting ground for those helping to make it happen.
Canadian Lunar Research Network   The Canadian Lunar Research Network is a a new organization of Canadian scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs from all across Canada. Our goal is to promote lunar research, foster collaboration among Canadian researchers and international partners, and extend our enthusiasm of lunar exploration to the general public.
Clavius Moonbase   Clavius Moonbase is an organization of amateurs and professionals devoted to the Apollo program and its manned exploration of the moon. Our special mission is to debunk the so-called conspiracy theories that state such a landing may never have occurred.
The Google Lunar X-Prize   The Google Lunar X-Prize is a $30 million competition for the first privately funded team to send a robot to the Moon, travel 500 meters and transmit video, images and data back to the Earth.
The International Lunar Exploration Working Group   ILEWG is a public forum sponsored by the world’s space agencies to support “international cooperation towards a world strategy for the exploration and utilization of the Moon.
International Lunar Observatory Association   The International Lunar Observatory Association is a Hawaii-based non-profit organization dedicated to expanding human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from the Moon, via its ILO Precursor, ILO Polar and ILO Human Service missions.
The Lunar Reclamation Society, Inc.   The Lunar Reclamation Society, Inc. , is an independent, non-profit, membership organization promoting “the expansion of the human economy through off-planet resources.” Our stated purposes include, but are not limited to, those of the National Space Society, with whom we are freely associated for networking purposes, serving as its Milwaukee and SE Wisconsin chapter. Our focus is on the Moon: The group that gathered to organize the chapter in September of 1986 had diverse interests in space and different individual dreams as to what aspect of the space frontier they would each like to personally pioneer. But we all seemed to agree that an outpost on the Moon must come first as a gateway to everything else. Our activities center on production of our newsletter, Moon Miners’ Manifesto, public outreach, and modest experiments with technologies needed on the lunar frontier.
The Lunar Research Institute   The Lunar Research Institute The Lunar Research Institute is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation devoted to the exploration and utilization of the Moon for the benefit of Humankind. LRI had its beginnings with the innovative mission, Lunar Prospector, which produced by far the most in-depth scientific data of the Moon to date.
The Lunar National Agricultural Experiment Corporation   The Lunar National Agricultural Experiment Corporation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation devoted to the development of agricultural techniques and methodologies that are aimed at making a lunar settlement self-sustaining in food production. In pursuit of these goals, LUNAX devises simple experiments that can be done by secondary school students under supervision, to yield data that will aid college level investigators to design workable procedures. LUNAX formed as a spin-off of the Milwaukee Lunar Reclamation Society in 1991. After a hiatus of some 15 years, LUNAX is again active with new experiments and a Discussion Forum, centered at the College of the Menominee Nation – Green Bay Campus, a Moon Society Campus Chapter
The Lunar Explorers Society   The Lunar Explorers Society is an international space advocacy organization that aims to promote the exploration of the Moon for the benefit of humanity.
Moon Miners’ Manifesto   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. MMM serves several other NSS chapters, the members of Artemis Society International,and members of the Moon Society, and other space chapters.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.
The Moon Society   The Moon Society  is an international non-profit educational and scientific foundation formed to further scientific study and development of the moon. and, in August 2000, assumed the membership and membership services of Artemis Society International.
The Moon Society Forum   The Moon Society Forum  is community for open discussion of Moon-related topics. number of Moon Society Project Teams have discussion areas on the Forum   The Open Luna Foundation seeks to return mankind to the lunar surface, and to do it in such a way that it is accessible to everyone. Our research will be open source and one of our specific aims is to reach out to the community and educational systems to spread interest, enthusiasm, and involvement.
The Oregon L5 Society   The Oregon L5 Society is a chapter of the National Space Society. Its Lunar Base Research Team ran the Oregon Moonbase Simulations project at a pair of lava tubes outside Bend, Oregon in the late 1980s and early 1990s. [1993 Article] LBRT continues to be prolific, producing high quality research papers for various conferences. ORL5 has partnered with Artemis Society International and the Moon Society since 1995.
Space Age Publishing Company   Space Age Publishing Company, publisher of Lunar Enterprise Daily and Space Calendar weekly, operates offices on Hawai’i Island, Hawaii (1988), and in Palo Alto, California (1977), USA, and pursues a business plan for its third office on the Moon. With its Lunar Enterprise Corporation subsidiary, Space Age advances and supports a wide variety of scientific, commercial and international lunar activities and enterprises &endash; such as the International Lunar Observatory &endash; consistent with a human return to the Moon within the decade. Space Age also promotes Hawaii Space Tours, Stanford on the Moon and the Ad Astra Kansas initiatives — To The Stars.
The Space Settlement Initative   The government cannot afford to spend the billions of dollars it will take to go back to the Moon to stay. Therefore, the capitalization will have to be raised from private enterprise, and the only way to interest investors in privately funded space development is to offer the possibility of a really huge profit if they succeed. The most potentially valuable asset on the Moon (and Mars) is the land itself, as real estate. The Space Settlement Initiative explains how that huge potential value could be put to use, right now, as a powerful incentive for private investment in developing safe, reliable, affordable space transport.
The Space Renaissance Initiative   The Space Renaissance Initiative  is a new, global philosophy, having its basic ground on Earth, and its natural development in extraterrestrial space. SRI looks at the past Renaissance (1500) as an inspiration for patronage and capability to aim high, and to make great projects by means of good will and mutual cooperation. SRI has activists from on every continent and on most social networks. The Moon Society has endorsed the SRI. Read the Space Renaissance Manifesto (pdf)
Space Resources Roundtable   The Space Resouces Roundtable joins individuals from the space exploration community, the financial sector, and mining and minerals industries, the SRR seeks to bring together interested parties to discuss issues related to the In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) of lunar, asteroidal and martian resources.
Trans Lunar Research   Trans Lunar Research is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in 1996. TLR’s primary goal is to set up the first manned Lunar Station on the surface of the Moon.  The “cheap” hardware required to achieve this goal is under development in-house at Trans Lunar Research and at various locations around the world. Providing cash grants to selected organizations, TLR functions as a private space agency supporting space technology development.  Trans Lunar Research believes that in order to make space attractive to the masses, it is imperative that humans not only colonize, but also industrialize space. For this reason we are promoting the development of deep space survival hardware such as more efficient rocket propulsion systems, lightweight radiation protection, Lunar and planetary oxygen extraction equipment, Moon and space-based energy production stations, and other technologies that will allow people to live self-sufficiently in space. These technologies will provide the preliminary infrastructure required to make space a commercially viable and profitable industrial zone. Once space becomes a profitable place to do business, it will attract the masses.

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Organizations affiliated with The Moon Society

Moon Society Affiliations
& * Mutually Affiliated Organizations

updated 07/29/2010





The National Space Society

2005.05.22The Moon Society and The National Space Society Sign an Historic Agreement by which the Moon Society becomes an Autonomous Affiliate of NSS

In 2006, NSS Co-sponsored The Moon Society’s Simulation Exercise at the Mars Desert Research Station. In recent years, NSS has undertaken two major projects

(1) production of an annual “Space Settlements” Calendar
(2) building up a major online library with these divisions:

The Space Rennaissance Initiative



Space Exploration Alliance


Who we are: The Space Exploration Alliance is a partnership of the nation’s premier non-profit space organizations with a combined membership of more than 700,000 people throughout the United States.

Mission: Our non-profit space organizations will work together to communicate to the American public and elected officials that NASA’s bold mandate for human and robotic exploration of the solar system is a compelling national priority that is technically and fiscally achievable, will inspire the nation’s youth and the public, reinvigorate the traditional aerospace workforce and industrial base, and foster job-creating entrepreneurial activity across the entire economy.

Members: Aerospace States Association, American Astronautical Society, AIAA American Institute ofAeronautics and Astronautics, California Space Authority, Federation of Galaxy Explorers,  The Moon Society,  The Mars Society,  National Societyof Black Engineers, The National Space Society,  The Planetary Society, ShareSpace (Buzz Aldrin’s Foundation), Space Generation, SEDS Students for the Explortion and Development of Space



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* Mexican Space Society – SEM – Sociedad Espacial Mexicana

The Moon Society has helped the Mexican Space to further develop its MexLunarHab analog moonbase proposal

The Moon Society has worked with SEM to put together an exciting low budget proposal [English – Inglés | Español – Spanish] for the newly created Mexian Space Agency – [AEXA – Agencia Espacial Mexicana.

Currenntly in the process of formation with our support is the Colegio Mexicano de Cienias Espaciales y Bioastronautica (COMEXCEBA) (Mexican Council of Space Sciences and Bioastronautics)

US, some international members  

* The American Lunar Society

The American Lunar Society is a group dedicated to the continued study of Earth’s moon. This is accomplished through both continued observation and attention to current research. Our goals also include the education of our youth through age-specific projects. ALS created the Lunar Study and Observing Certificate program which is now cosponsored by the Moon Society.

2005.12.15 – ALS’ quarterly publication Selenology is now available to Moon Society Members in pdf format in the Members-Only area. In turn, ALS members will now have access to the Moon Miners’ Manifesto Archives.

Members of each society are welcome to participate in the other organization’s projects.

neweSelenology – the Online Journal of the American Lunar Society

The Moon Society also benefits from the partnership status
of the following local organizations


CA – San Diego  
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This newly formed chapter of the National Space Society has signaled that it is ready to assume a Partnerhsip arrangement with The Moon Society as part of its effort to create the San Diego Space Development Alliance (SDSDA).

OR- Greater Portland


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Oregon L5 Society (NSS)

Began partnering with Artemis Society International in 1994 when ASI was first founded. [The newly formed Moon Society took over membership services from ASI in July, 2000] This NSS Chapter has a strong focus on the Moon (and a second focus on Mars) and operated the Oregon Moonbase at a pair of lava tubes outside Bend, Oregon in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The Oregon Lunar Base Research Team (LBRT) and Oregon L5 Research Team (ORL5RT) have produced many papers presented at various space conferences. Three Oregon L5 members, Tom Billings, Bryce Walden, and Cheryl York are on the Moon Society Board of Advisors. All OR L5 chapter members get Moon Miners’ Manifesto.

WI – Greater Milwaukee


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Lunar Reclamation Society (NSS)

Began partnering with Artemis Society International in 1995, after ASI founder Gregory Bennett was LRS’ Science Guest of Honor at the local First Contact Science Fiction convention in Milwaukee that September. Moon Miners’ Manifesto, a publication of LRS, began serving ASI members two months later with the November issue, MMM #90.

LRS was the first fully merged L5 Society/National Space Institute chapter two months before those two organizations merged at ISDC 1987 on March 27, 1987 to become the National Space Society

LRS contributed the first $1400, or 20%, of the rent needed for the Moon Society to use the Mars Desert Research Station for two weeks, February 26-March 12, 2006. Current LRS President and MMM Editor Peter Kokh was elected Moon Society President in 2004, and reelected in 2006 and again in 2008.

MN – Minneapolis-St. Paul


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Minnesota Space Frontier Society (NSS)

Twenty years ago, several members of MN SFS (then “L5 Minnesota”), along with several more from the Chicago chapter (both chapters of the L5 Society at the time, organized the meeting of Wisconsin L5 Society members in a Milwaukee hotel room on Saturday, August 23, 1986 that resulted in the birth of Milwaukee Lunar Reclamation Society. All three chapters have maintained close ties ever since.

MNSFS has a strong focus on both Mars and the Moon. MNSFS member Ben Huset, who had been at that 1986 meeting, was directly responsible for getting Peter Kokh on his first crew assignment to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, when they served together on Crew #34, a refit (not a research) team, February 6-20, 2005. This gave Peter the familiarity with MDRS that was needed to plan the Moon Society’s first moonbase simulation the following year. (Moon Society site | Mars Society site #Crew 45)

Minnesota Space Frontier Society came aboard as a Moon Society Local Partner organization shortly after the 2006 moonbase exercises, in which Ben Huset also participated. MNSFS member Tom Greenwalt administers the Moon Society Blog. MNSFS also hosts the MDRS webcams.

All MN SFS chapter members get Moon Miners’ Manifesto.

Alberta, Canada – Calgary


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Calgary Space Workers

This dynamic group, in the largest Canadian urban area between Vancouver and Toronto, works together with the NSS-affiliated Calgary Space Frontier Society Chapter. Together they include four members who get MMM either directly from LRS or through Moon Society membership.

CSW is well into the ambitious project of creating a mobile-modular lunar analog research station. They are currently reoutfitting a used 31 ft. Airstream travel trailer as their command module. Additional inflatable modules are planned.

They have also identified an ideal location in “Dinosaur Valley” near Drumheller, Alberta, 90 miles NE of Calgary. Another project is creation of simulated lunar regolith. CSW wishes to partner with the Moon Society in a Lunar Analog Research Station program. What they learn as they make progress will benefit us substantially, and we have an open invitation to participate. CSW and the Moon Society agreed on this collaboration on October 8, 2006.

CSW hosted Society President Peter Kokh for a visit tha included a tour of the Drumheller area, in August 2007.