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.

part |2 pages

Section I: The Past and Future

chapter 1|6 pages

Return to the Moon

ByHarrison H. Schmitt

chapter 2|10 pages

Rutgers 2007 Symposium on Lunar Settlements

ByPaul D. Lowman, Jr.

chapter 3|14 pages

Rutgers 2007 Symposium on Lunar Settlements

ByMarsha Freeman

chapter 5|8 pages

Apollo Knowledge Transfer: Preserving and Transferring the Apollo Legacy to a New Generation

ByCharles A. Lundquist Dennis Ray Wingo

chapter 6|10 pages

Working in Space

ByTerry Hart

part 2|2 pages

Section Lunar Development

chapter 9|28 pages

Lunar Commercial Logistics Transportation

ByWalter P. Kistler Bob Citron Thomas C. Taylor

chapter 10|14 pages

Rocks to Robots: Concepts for Initial Robotic Lunar Resource Development*

ByLee Morin Sandra Magnus Stanley Love Donald Pettit Mary Lynne Dittmar

chapter 11|10 pages

Solar Cell Fabrication on the Moon from Lunar Resources

ByAlex Ignatiev Alexandre Freundlich Klaus Heiss Christopher Vizas

part 3|2 pages

Section Outer Space Habitat Design

chapter 12|10 pages

Chpater 12. Multidisciplinary Approach for User Reliability

ByIrene Lia Schlacht

chapter 13|10 pages

Anthropology: Physical and Cultural Adaptation in Outer Space

ByMelchiorre Masali Marinella Ferrino Monica Argenta Margherita Micheletti Cremasco

chapter 14|22 pages

Visual Design: Color and Light for Well Being in Outer Space

ByIrene Lia Schlacht Henrik Birke

chapter 16|10 pages

Psychology: Natural Elements as a Well-Being Stimuli in Outer Space

ByScott C. Bates Joshua Marquit

chapter 17|6 pages

Perspectives: Multidisciplinary Approach for User Well-Being

ByIrene Lia Schlacht

part 4|2 pages

Section The Human Condition

chapter 19|6 pages

Mental Health Implications of Working in a Lunar Settlement

ByChester S. Spell

chapter 20|14 pages

Humans: The Strongest and the Weakest Joint in the Chain

ByJesper Jorgensen

chapter 22|14 pages

Indoor-Air Quality Implications of 222RN from Lunar Regolith

ByFrançois Lévy John Patrick Fardal

chapter 24|14 pages

Developing the Moon with Ethics and Reality

ByDavid M. Livingston

part 5|2 pages

Section Planning and Analogues

chapter 25|4 pages

Lunar Base Living: Beyond the Pioneering Stage

ByJames D. Burke

chapter 26|30 pages

Assessment of Lunar Exploration Objectives

ByMarc M. Cohen

chapter 30|14 pages

Settlement Site Selection and Exploration through Hierarchical Roving

ByGregory Konesky

chapter 31|16 pages

Integrated Lunar Transportation System

ByJerome Pearson John C. Oldson Eugene M. Levin Harry Wykes

part 6|2 pages

Section Lunar Bases

chapter 32|18 pages

Lunar Base Site Preparation ..................................................................... Kris Zacny

ByFlorian Ruess Benjamin Braun Martina Pinni

chapter 33|42 pages

A Review of Technical Requirements for Lunar Structures: Present Status

ByAlexander M. Jablonski Kelly A. Ogden

chapter 34|16 pages

Bidu Guiday: Design Concept for the First Manned Lunar Base

ByGiorgio Gaviraghi

chapter 35|10 pages

Design and Construction of a Modular Lunar Base

ByWerner Grandl

chapter 37|18 pages

A Reliability-Based Design Concept for Lunar Habitats

ByBenjamin Braun Florian Ruess

chapter 38|26 pages

Cratering and Blowing Soil by Rocket Engines during Lunar Landings

ByPhilip T. Metzger John E. Lane Christopher D. Immer Sandra Clements

chapter 39|16 pages

Lunar Habitats Protection Against Meteoroid Impact Damage

ByWilliam P. Schonberg R. Putzar F. Schäfer

chapter 40|22 pages

Deployment of Greenhouse for Long-Term Lunar Base

ByVadim Y. Rygalov Patrick Stoffel

part 7|2 pages

Section Lunar Soil Mechanics

chapter 41|20 pages

A Constitutive Model for Lunar Soil

ByC.S. Chang Pierre-Yves Hicher

chapter 42|12 pages

Geotechnical Engineering Properties of Lunar Soil Simulants

ByHaydar Arslan Susan Batiste Stein Sture

chapter 43|18 pages

Extension of Terrestrial Excavation Mechanics to Lunar Soil

ByJason R. Florek

chapter 44|12 pages

Lunar Concrete1

ByMartina Pinni