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The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Settlement

The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Settlement (Paperback)

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This extraordinary book details how the Moon could be used as a springboard for Solar System exploration. It presents a realistic plan for placing and servicing telescopes on the Moon, and highlights the use of the Moon as a base for an early warning system from which to combat threats of near-Earth objects. A realistic vision of human development and settlement of the Moon over the next one hundred years is presented, and the author explains how global living standards for the Earth can be enhanced through the use of lunar-based generated solar power. From that beginning, the people of the Earth would evolve into a spacefaring civilisation.

Science & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timeSolar system: the Sun & planets Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. Publication Date: 14/08/2007 ISBN-13: 9780387360553  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Following the Apollo lunar expeditions which culminated in the exploration by the Apollo astronauts on parts of the lunar surface, humankind has not revisited the Moon since 1972. In this 21st Century the resources of humankind are now sufficiently advanced to support the global human exploration and development of the Moon. In this new Millennium several nations, including Japan and China, have stated their intention to develop a lunar base during the first half of this century. The major themes of the 1st edition of THE MOON - Resources, Future Development and Colonization, a Wiley/Praxis title published in hardback at GBP34.95 in1999, which has to date sold 1200 plus, remain valid today. For example, the Moon WILL be the next principal focus of space exploration and development, and the south polar region is increasingly likely as the first site of permanent lunar activities, as the authors predicted. Major events in space that have taken place since the publication of the 1st edition of the Moonbook.

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