MMM-derived Papers



are the work of


"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

[This paper has been a topic of discussion on]

 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

Papers in queue

# Making Ourselves "at Home" on the Moon 2001 [WIP / not online]

# Moonbase Site Selection Considerations [WIP / not online]

# Lunar Tourism

# Foundations of Martian Culture

# A Modular Approach to Biospherics [WIP / not online]

# Building on the Moon & Lunar Architecture [WIP / not online]

# Inside the Lunar Homestead

# Moon Mining and Eco-Sense; polar ice reserves; tailings, gas scavenging, etc.

# MMM Subject Index