Lunar Settlements  book cover
1st Edition

Lunar Settlements

Edited By

Haym Benaroya

ISBN 9781138114012
Published June 14, 2017 by CRC Press
801 Pages 289 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Bringing together some of the most recognized and influential researchers and scientists in various space-related disciplines, Lunar Settlements addresses the many issues that surround the permanent human return to the Moon. Numerous international contributors offer their insights into how certain technological, physiological, and psychological challenges must be met to make permanent lunar settlements possible.

The book first looks to the past, covering the Apollo and Saturn legacies. In addition, former astronaut and U.S. Senator Harrison H. Schmitt discusses how to maintain deep space exploration and settlement. The book then discusses economic aspects, such as funding for lunar commerce, managing human resources, and commercial transportation logistics. After examining how cultural elements will fit into habitat design, the text explores the physiological, psychological, and ethical impact of living on a lunar settlement. It also describes the planning/technical requirements of lunar habitation, the design of both manned and modular lunar bases, and the protection of lunar habitats against meteoroids. Focusing on lunar soil mechanics, the book concludes with discussions on lunar concrete, terraforming, and using greenhouses for agricultural purposes.

Drawing from the lunar experiences of the six Apollo landing missions to the many American and Soviet robotic missions to current space activities and research, this volume summarizes the problems, prospects, and practicality of enduring lunar settlements. It reflects the key disciplines, including engineering, physics, architecture, psychology, biology, and anthropology, that will play significant roles in establishing these settlements.

Table of Contents

Return to the Moon, H.H. Schmitt
Rutgers 2007 Symposium on Lunar Settlements, P.D. Lowman Jr.
Krafft Ehricke’s Moon: The Extraterrestrial Imperative, M.Freeman
Looking Back at APOLLO/SATURN: Planning Activities (1961−1965), H.H. Koelle
Apollo Knowledge Transfer: Preserving and Transferring the Apollo Legacy to a New Generation, C.A. Lundquist and D.R. Wingo
Working in Space, T. Hart
Attracting Private Investment for Lunar Commerce, P. Eckert
The Future Role of Human Resource Management in Non-Terrestrial Settlements: Some Preliminary Thoughts, I. Kutschera and M.H. Ryan
Lunar Commercial Logistics Transportation, Walter P. Kistler, B. Citron, and T. Taylor
Rocks to Robots: Concepts for Initial Robotic Lunar Resource Development, L. Morin, S. Magnus, S. Love, D. Pettit, and M.L. Dittmar
Solar Cell Fabrication on the Moon from Lunar Resources, A. Ignatiev, A. Freundlich, K. Heiss, and C. Vizas
Multidisciplinary Approach for User Reliability, I.L. Schlacht
Anthropology: Physical and Cultural Adaptation in Outer Space, M. Masali, M. Ferrino, M. Argenta, and M. Micheletti Cremasco
Visual Design: Color and Light for Well Being in Outer Space, I.L. Schlacht and H. Birke
Art: Art as a Psychological Support for the Outer Space Habitat, A. Ono
Psychology: Natural Elements as a Well Being Stimuli in Outer Space, S.C. Bates and J. Marquit
Perspectives: Multidisciplinary Approach for User Well-Being, I.L. Schlacht
An Analysis of the Interface between Lunar Habitat Conditions and an Acclimatized Human Physiology as Defined by the Digital Astronaut Project, R.L. Summers, T.G. Coleman, and R.L. Hester
Mental Health Implications of Working in a Lunar Settlement, C.S. Spell
Humans: The Strongest and the Weakest Joint in the Chain, J. Jorgensen
Here to Stay: Designing for Psychological Well-Being for Long Duration Stays on Moon and Mars, S.L. Bishop
Indoor-Air Quality Implications of 222RN from Lunar Regolith, F. Lévy, M. Arch, and J. Fardal
PAC: Protected Antipode Circle at the Center of the Farside of the Moon for the Benefit of All Humankind, C. Maccone
Developing the Moon with Ethics and Reality, D.M. Livingston
Lunar Base Living: Beyond the Pioneering Stage, J.D. Burke
Assessment of Lunar Exploration Objectives, M.M. Cohen
A Self-Sufficient Moon-Base Analogue, N. Järvstråt
Terrestrial Analogs Selection Considerations for Planetary Surface Facility Planning and Operations, O. Bannova
Surface Infrastructure Planning and Design Considerations for Future Lunar and Mars Habitation, L. Bell
Settlement Site Selection and Exploration through Hierarchical Roving, G. Konesky
Integrated Lunar Transportation System, Jerome Pearson, J.C. Oldson, E.M. Levin, and H. Wykes
Lunar Base Site Preparation, Florian Ruess, Benjamin Braun, K. Zacny, and M. Pinni
A Review of Technical Requirements for Lunar Structures: Present Status, A.M. Jablonski and K.A. Ogden
Bidu Guiday: Design Concept for the First Manned Lunar Base, G. Gaviraghi
Design and Construction of a Modular Lunar Base, W. Grandl
Advanced Systems Concept for Autonomous Construction and Self-Repair of Lunar Surface ISRU Structures, H. Benaroya
A Reliability-Based Design Concept for Lunar Habitats, B. Braun and F. Ruess
Cratering and Blowing Soil by Rocket Engines during Lunar Landings, P.T. Metzger, J.E. Lane, C.D. Immer, and S. Clements
Lunar Habitats Protection against Meteoroid Impact Damage, W.P. Schonberg, R. Putzar, and F. Schäfer
Deployment of Greenhouse for Long-Term Lunar Base, V.Y. Rygalov and P. Stoffel
A Constitutive Model for Lunar Soil, C.S. Chang and P.-Y. Hicher
Geotechnical Engineering Properties of Lunar Soil Simulants, H. Arslan, S. Batiste, and S. Sture
Tension of Terrestrial Excavation Mechanics to Lunar Soil, J.R. Florek
Lunar Concrete, M. Pinni
Silicon-Utilizing Organisms May Be Used in Future Terraforming of the Moon, S. Das

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Haym Benaroya is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University. Dr. Benaroya is also founder and director of the Center for Structures in Extreme Environments.