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The First Annual Lunar Development Conference Return to the Moon I
South Shore Harbour Resort, League City, Texas July 15 - 16, 1999 Sponsored by: Space Frontier Foundation, FINDS, National Space Society Co-Sponsored by: Applied Space Resources, The Lunar Resources Company, The Lunar Reclamation Society, LunaCorp, The Lunar Research Institute, Space Studies Institute, The Artemis Society Andrew Chaikin's A Man on the Moon is the definitive guide to the Apollo program. Click above to order from Amazon.com.

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Houston, TX, March 15, 1999 – This summer, two events will turn the world's attention toward the Moon. It will be the 30th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing, and the Lunar Prospector will zero in on where valuable ice deposits can be found near the poles. With lunar water making a Moon outpost far more attractive than before, several organizations are jointly convening a workshop on how to create a commercially-oriented lunar base. The July 15-16 workshop in Houston will conclude 30 years to the day after the Saturn V carrying the Apollo 11 astronauts lifted off on a journey that captivated the entire planet. Conference organizers expect heavy media coverage of the workshop, exposing the attendees’ ideas to the world. Other near-term space destinations already have plans under way, with many science probes scheduled for Mars and an international space station being built John Young, Gemini, in Earth orbit. The Moon, by contrast, is a blank sheet in terms of programs and Apollo, and Space Shuttle astronaut, will agendas. give the Welcome Address at Return to the We believe this blank sheet should have "commercial approach" written large Moon I. across the top. The reasons for considering a commercial lunar base include reducing the initial development cost to various governments through the use of corporate capital to build parts of the base infrastructure. A commercial approach also can respond to new requirements quickly, while continually reducing operational costs as competition draws in the lower-price alternatives to current practices. A price-based system of base resources also is nondiscriminatory, ensuring that all resources are available to all participants. It also will be less complicated than the governmentto-government barter negotiations that are employed to allocate resources on the upcoming International Space Station. The workshop will bring together potential buyers of lunar services and products with the companies that might provide such services and products, as well as the related commercial infrastructure of financiers and insurers. The primary customers are likely to be government space agencies. Secondary customers may be foundation-funded academics, scouts for industrial firms seeking resources to develop, and entertainment/media operations. The workshop will provide a forum for these lunar "customers" to outline what they’d be willing to purchase from the private sector – which could include such things as science data, electrical power, telecommunications circuits to Earth, residential modules for employees, food, water and the like. Potential providers of goods and services also will speak, detailing what they have available right now that would be appropriate for a lunar base and what they might have available in ten years when a lunar outpost might be started. These providers will range from transportation companies (with expendable rockets or Robert A. Heinlein's classic, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, is a must read for all Lunar enthusiasts.

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reusable launch vehicles) to firms already building pressurized space modules that might be adapted to lunar habitats to companies building solar power arrays for satellites that could be used on the lunar surface. George Abbey, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and Doug Cooke, leader of the Human Exploration and Development of Space effort at JSC, are cooperating in the development of the conference program. After an opening plenary session, workshop members will meet in a series of panels and plenary sessions with the goal of synthesizing how the information delivered at the conference might influence the nature of a commercial lunar base – from its initial size and growth rate to how various economic activities might be interrelated. The prepared outlines and product data sheets, along with remarks from various sessions, will be published both in print form and on the Web. Participants will be given the opportunity to revise their own data sheets prior to publication to incorporate new ideas gained at the workshop. The publication will be circulated to those who were unable to attend for additional comments and inputs. This on-going process will allow interested parties to assemble one or more baseline business plans for a commercial lunar base. The business plans will guide commercial preparations for potential lunar initiatives, and will give government agencies much better knowledge about what support functions on the Moon could credibly come from the private sector, thus reducing their own initial and continuing costs for lunar activities.

Who Should Attend: Potential customers of a lunar base. Any agency or company that might buy goods and services at a lunar outpost will be invited to prepare a short outline describing the nature and amount of inputs they might be interested in buying, and estimates of prices that might be paid. All such customers would briefly discuss their outline in front of all attendees at a plenary session. Potential suppliers of a lunar base. Any organization that might goods and services in support of a lunar outpost would prepare a one to two page "data sheet" describing the current and projected specifications of their goods and services. For example, it might include a physical description of any current product or service and the current price, so that attendees might know what constraints they may face on weights, volumes or other factors affecting their own activities. Suppliers also would be encouraged to speculate on potential "growth" versions, cost reduction campaigns or new products that could be available in ten years. Potential financiers and insurers. Organizations that might offer capital or insurance for commercial lunar activities would offer short descriptions of their possible offerings, and requirements to qualify for financing or insurance coverage. Also invited are experts from the academic and nonprofit sectors who may have specific suggestions for how a commercial lunar outpost should be organized.

Confirmed Speakers: John Young, Associate Director, Johnson Space Center Dan Tam, Asst. to the NASA Administrator for Commercialization Dr. Alan Binder, Principal Investigator, Lunar Prospector Mission Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Dr. Stanley Borowski, NASA Glenn Research Center David G. Schrunk, MD, Lunar Power System Coalition Dr. James Wertz, President, Microcosm Mark L. Holderman, NASA Doug Cooke, Manager for the Advanced Development and Exploration Offices, Johnson Space Center David Gump, President, LunaCorp Harrison Schmitt, Ph.D., Apollo 17 Denise Norris, CEO and President, Applied Space Resources Dr. Peter Eckart, Technische Universitaet Muenchen Rick N. Tumlinson, Space Frontier Foundation Pat Dasch, Executive Director, National Space Society Greg Bennett, Bigelow Aerospace Randall Severy, The Artemis Society Copyright © 1996 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation. All rights reserved. All work contained herein is protected by United States copyright/ intellectual property law.

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The First Annual Lunar Development Conference Return to the Moon I
South Shore Harbour Resort, League City, Texas July 15 - 16, 1999

Preliminary Agenda
Honorary Co-Chairs: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman, U.S. House Space subcommittee Rep. Dick Lampson, D-Texas, member, U.S. House Space subcommittee

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Thursday, July 15
7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast in the Prefunction Area 8:00 Welcome and Introductions Pat Dasch, Executive Director, National Space Society /intros: 8:10 John Young, Associate Director, Johnson Space Center 8:20 Welcome - (via video) Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman, U.S. House Space subcommittee Rep. Dick Lampson, D-Texas, member, U.S. House Space subcommittee 8:30 Rick Tumlinson, President of the Space Frontier Foundation and Executive Director of FINDS 8:40 Dan Tam, Asst. to the NASA Administrator for Commercialization Robert A. Heinlein's classic, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, is a must read for all Lunar enthusiasts.

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9:10 "Return to the Moon - The Role of Government and the Private Sector on the Lunar Frontier" Panel - Moderator - James Muncy Dr. Alan Binder, Principal Investigator, Lunar Prospector Mission Jim Benson - CEO - SpaceDev Dr. Wendell Mendell Rick Tumlinson 10:20 Energizer Break 10:30 Europe and the Moon European Space Policy G. Naja 10:50 Lunar Base Development: Requirements and Issues Dr. Peter Eckart, Technische Universitaet Muenchen 11:10 Lessons Learned From Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin 11:30 Legal/Regulatory Issues Who Owns the Moon? Jim Dunstan 11:50 Lunar Land Grants Allen Wasser

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12:10 Legal/Regulatory Issues - Discussion/Group 12:40 Luncheon Doug Cooke, Manager/Advanced Development and Exploration Office/JSC 2:00 Customers/Users/Tenants Lunar Astronomy - A New Look Dr. Yoji Kondo, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (in discussions with Wendell Mendell) 2:20 LunaCorp and Tele-Exploration as Entertainment David Gump, President, LunaCorp 2:40 A Movie on the Moon Bob Weiss Paul Beigle Bryant 3:00 Helium 3 - A business plan Harrison Schmitt, Ph.D., former Apollo 17 Astronaut 3:20 Astronaut Training Base for Mars and Beyond TBD 3:40 Customers Discussion - Group 4:00 Transportation: Nuclear Tug Concepts Roger Lennard 4:20 The Feasibility of Routine Commuter Flights to the Moon Using NTR Propulsion with Lunox Afterburners Dr. Stanley Borowski, NASA Glenn Research Center 4:40 Transportation Discussion - Group 5:00 Workshops Lunar Industries Association 7:00 Farewell Party for Lunar Prospector - Champagne Reception Reception Sponsored by FINDS Update and Plans - Dr. Alan Binder 9:00 Lunar Underground Unofficial Meeting

Friday, July 16
8 a.m. Breakfast Sponsored by Applied Space Resources Denise Norris, CEO and President 9:00 Greetings and Intro - PD 9:10 Workshop Reports - TBD 9:30 Housing: Lunar Flash Photography and Lava Tubes as Habitats Tom Billings 9:50 Architecture for Developing an Economically Viable International, Large Scale Lunar Colony Dr. James Wertz, President, Microcosm 10:10 GEODE - Commercial Space Production Facility Mark L. Holderman 10:30 Housing Discussion - Group 11:00 Lunar Robotics Red Whittaker 11:20 Randall Severy, The Artemis Society 11:40 Bigelow Aerospace - Lunar Cruiseships and Hotels Greg Bennett 12:00 Luncheon - Dr. Wendell Mendell 1:30 Energy The Topaz Solution, Dr. Jamie Floyd, Space Development Corporation 1:50 Lunar Power System: the Key to Future Development David G. Schrunk, MD 2:10 Energy Discussion - Group

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2:40 Declaration Draft Approval/Final Discussion and Adjourn Copyright © 1996 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation. All rights reserved. All work contained herein is protected by United States copyright/ intellectual property law.

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