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.
Return to the Moon, H.H. SchmittRutgers 2007 Symposium on Lunar Settlements, P.D. Lowman Jr.Krafft Ehricke's Moon: The Extraterrestrial Imperative, M.FreemanLooking Back at APOLLO/SATURN: Planning Activities (1961â 1965), H.H. KoelleApollo Knowledge Transfer: Preserving and Transferring the Apollo Legacy to a New Generation, C.A. Lundquist and D.R. WingoWorking in Space, T. HartAttracting Private Investment for Lunar Commerce, P. EckertThe Future Role of Human Resource Management in Non-Terrestrial Settlements: Some Preliminary Thoughts, I. Kutschera and M.H. RyanLunar Commercial Logistics Transportation, Walter P. Kistler, B. Citron, and T. TaylorRocks to Robots: Concepts for Initial Robotic Lunar Resource Development, L. Morin, S. Magnus, S. Love, D. Pettit, and M.L. DittmarSolar Cell Fabrication on the Moon from Lunar Resources, A. Ignatiev, A. Freundlich, K. Heiss, and C. VizasMultidisciplinary Approach for User Reliability, I.L. SchlachtAnthropology: Physical and Cultural Adaptation in Outer Space, M. Masali, M. Ferrino, M. Argenta, and M. Micheletti CremascoVisual Design: Color and Light for Well Being in Outer Space, I.L. Schlacht and H. BirkeArt: Art as a Psychological Support for the Outer Space Habitat, A. OnoPsychology: Natural Elements as a Well Being Stimuli in Outer Space, S.C. Bates and J. MarquitPerspectives: Multidisciplinary Approach for User Well-Being, I.L. SchlachtAn 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. HesterMental Health Implications of Working in a Lunar Settlement, C.S. SpellHumans: 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. BishopIndoor-Air Quality Implications of 222RN from Lunar Regolith, F. Levy, M. Arch, and J. FardalPAC: Protected Antipode Circle at the Center of the Farside of the Moon for the Benefit of All Humankind, C. MacconeDeveloping the Moon with Ethics and Reality, D.M. LivingstonLunar Base Living: Beyond the Pioneering Stage, J.D. BurkeAssessment of Lunar Exploration Objectives, M.M. CohenA Self-Sufficient Moon-Base Analogue, N. JarvstratTerrestrial Analogs Selection Considerations for Planetary Surface Facility Planning and Operations, O. BannovaSurface Infrastructure Planning and Design Considerations for Future Lunar and Mars Habitation, L. BellSettlement Site Selection and Exploration through Hierarchical Roving, G. KoneskyIntegrated Lunar Transportation System, Jerome Pearson, J.C. Oldson, E.M. Levin, and H. WykesLunar Base Site Preparation, Florian Ruess, Benjamin Braun, K. Zacny, and M. PinniA Review of Technical Requirements for Lunar Structures: Present Status, A.M. Jablonski and K.A. OgdenBidu Guiday: Design Concept for the First Manned Lunar Base, G. GaviraghiDesign and Construction of a Modular Lunar Base, W. GrandlAdvanced Systems Concept for Autonomous Construction and Self-Repair of Lunar Surface ISRU Structures, H. BenaroyaA Reliability-Based Design Concept for Lunar Habitats, B. Braun and F. RuessCratering and Blowing Soil by Rocket Engines during Lunar Landings, P.T. Metzger, J.E. Lane, C.D. Immer, and S. ClementsLunar Habitats Protection against Meteoroid Impact Damage, W.P. Schonberg, R. Putzar, and F. SchaferDeployment of Greenhouse for Long-Term Lunar Base, V.Y. Rygalov and P. StoffelA Constitutive Model for Lunar Soil, C.S. Chang and P.-Y. HicherGeotechnical Engineering Properties of Lunar Soil Simulants, H. Arslan, S. Batiste, and S. StureTension of Terrestrial Excavation Mechanics to Lunar Soil, J.R. FlorekLunar Concrete, M. PinniSilicon-Utilizing Organisms May Be Used in Future Terraforming of the Moon, S. Das
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.