chapter  25
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Lunar Base Living: Beyond the Pioneering Stage

ByJames D. Burke

James D. Burke is an alumnus of Webb Institute and Caltech and a former U.S. naval aviator, employed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1949 to his retirement in 2001. In retirement he is active in The Planetary Society and the International Space University, where he has been a faculty member in each ISU summer session since 1989. Burke’s main professional interest is in the exploration and settlement of the Moon. He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and a member of the American Geophysical Union and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Married since 1950 to his wife, Caroline, with five children and three grandchildren, he is a current pilot, lifelong yachtsman, and determined advocate of educating young people toward enjoying learning and achievement.