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The Second Annual Lunar Development Conference Return to the Moon II
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada July 20 - 21, 2000

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Conference Report
by James M. Busby, Coordinator, Lunar Development Projects The Space Frontier Foundation, along with the Space Studies Institute of Princeton, The National Space Society, the Moon Society, and FINDS, produced a wonderful event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on July 20 - 21, 2000. The Conference was a great success, with over a hundred educators, engineers, private business people and news media in attendance. On Thursday, Greg Bennett of the Moon Society, and Chairman for this Conference, opened the first day of the Conference by speaking of the many reasons that we need to return to the Moon, and the vital importance it plays in our exploration of space. Foundation President Rick Tumlinson, in his opening remarks, spoke about the Lunar Declaration, and why we must have the vision and foresight to sign it – and get it done! The European Space Agency's Ian Pryke supplied a last minute update on the overseas Moon Conference and the Russian Space Station modules that were launch a few days earlier. The Lunar Transport session, chaired by Ed Belbruno of Princeton, touched on subjects such as Lunar tethers and slings, and the idea of making modifications to existing craft to take us to the Moon's surface. The Habitation session was conducted by author and professor Madhu Thangavelu, and presenters talked about living in space station hardware produced by the Russians and using lunar soil for producing "natural" Moon homes. NASA administrator Dan Goldin sent Kent Joosten from Johnson Space Center to speak at the Thursday luncheon about the space agency's plans. The afternoon Policy session was followed by the Lunar Enterprise session, chaired by Space Age Publishing's' Steve Durst. Various corporate presidents and industrialists explained the many business plans they have that will lead from unmanned rovers visiting the south pole to manned Lunar outposts. The Thursday evening Banquet was addressed by Jim Dunstan who spoke about the miracles occurring now in space commercialization. Entertainment for the Banquet was provided by Elaine Walker of the pro-space musical group ZIA. The Friday morning Lunar Enterprise session was moderated by Steve Durst of Space Age publishing, and included presentations by Charles Chafer of Celestis on their Lunar burial program. Jim Benson of SpaceDev- spoke about financing, and Dennis Hope of the Lunar Embassy spoke of property rights. After the mid-morning break we had presentations on power systems, mineral exploration, a Lunar observatory, and the prospects of a commercial Lunar base. Noted scientist Wendell Mendell of Johnson Space Center was the inspiring luncheon speaker. A vote was taken at this luncheon concerning the use of Caesars Palace and Las Vegas as next year's site for the 2001 Lunar Development Conference. A resounding majority voted to keep it in Las Vegas, and negotiations are now in progress for 2001. The afternoon Science session was led by Stewart Nozette of the Naval Research Laboratory. This huge session included talks about orbiting Lunar nanosatellites, and processing, mining, and manufacturing operations 240,000 miles away, Astronomy, and Lunar Helium-3 recovery and use in Fission reactors. The Conference concluded with rousing speeches by Mr. Bennett and Mr. Tumlinson with the promise to return next year.

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Our blue-green world appears to be very special in our universe. Our Moon has protected Earth all these billions of years from the impacts of asteroids and debris, and yet holds many secrets and wonders yet to be seen. Water? Power? What else lies just out of our touch in the sky? It is up to all of us to go forth and find them. It is still the only other world that has felt the footprints of man, and that was so long ago – a lifetime to some. We must return to the Moon, with our inquiring minds and our hands full of instruments. We must return, to build upon the beginnings of Tranquility Base and develop the resources we will find there. We must return. to find out who we are and, to see where we are going. We must return, to have our children, and push out from there to a universe seemingly calling us out. We must return to the Moon...and this time to stay! I conclude with thanks to Bettie Greber and her daughter and the staff of the Princeton Space Studies Institute, to whom we are most grateful. We could not have done such a wonderful Conference without them. I also wish to thank our Chairman, Greg Bennett of Bigelow Aerospace and his staff at The Moon Society, who had their Conference directly following ours. We would also like to thank the National Space Society for their support, and Rick Tumlinson and FINDS, for their generous funding and support. I would also like to thank Mark Maxwell, for his artwork for the RTM II poster. We also thank our Conference sponsors Celetis, SpaceDev, LunaCorp, Lunar Traders, and Space Age Publishing. I would also like to thank Libby Workman and our other volunteers, and John Martinez, Andy Monsen, Madhu Thangavelu and Jeff Roady for the various and interesting displays.

L to R: Space artist Mark Maxwell signs copies of the poster that he did specifically for this year's Conference, Conference Coordinator James Busby at the podium, Space Frontier Foundation President Rick Tumlinson oversees events in the display room.

Click here to read Foundation president Rick Tumlinson's welcome speech to the Lunar Development Conference. The Lunar Development Conference is an annual forum for the exchange of information about the technologies and social and economic factors that will allow humankind to return to the Moon and establish a permanent presence. This year's Conference in Las Vegas was underwritten by FINDS, and co-sponsored by the Space Frontier Foundation, The Moon Society, National Space Society, and Space Studies Institute, and attended by over 150 people who represent the cutting edge of Lunar activism and entrepreneurship. The two day event was comprised of the presentation of papers in five Lunar development sessions: Lunar Transportation, Lunar Habitats, Lunar Policy, Lunar Enterprise, and Lunar Science. The Lunar Transportation session focused on transportation technologies for moving people and cargo from Earth orbit to Lunar orbit, Lunar orbit to Lunar surface and travel on the Lunar Surface. Routine transportation to and from any location is key to being able to settle and develop that location. Safe, reliable and cheap access to the Moon is vital to any permanent settlement. Buildings and structures are necessary for Lunar development, whether it is a human settlement or a robotic one. The Habitat session presented concepts for using native material as well as imported components to develop the structures that will house people, protect industrial processes, and permit the establishment of a permanent human presence on the Moon. It's been said that, "nobody stays, until somebody pays." This is as true of the Moon as it is for any settlement on Earth. Unless there is an economic reason for humans to live and work on the Moon, there will never be a permanent settlement. The Lunar Enterprises session highlighted innovative business plans and concepts for using the Moon. It is business ideas such as these that will lead to the first human settlements. The Moon presents a unique environment and opportunity for science. The Lunar Science session highlighted science, such as astronomy, that is perfectly suited to utilize this environment for tremendous advancement. Pursuit of this science is another endeavor that will lead humans to settle and develop the Moon.

L to R: Richard Godwin, Project Manager of The Watch, stands in front of a table of Apollo Mission Reports

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and other products from The Watch. A view graph presentation of NASA's Role of Lunar Exploration by Kent Joosten, Johnson Space Center. 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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Return to the Moon - Return to the Moon II Preliminary Agenda

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Return to the Moon Home Page Press Releases Lunar Policy Lunar FAQs Lunar History Lunar Science Lunar Commerce Lunar Experts Lunar Gallery Lunar Links Donate to this Project Foundation Home Page Return to the Moon Conference VI, 2005 Return to the Moon Conference V, 2004 Return to the Moon Conference IV, 2002 Return to the Moon Conference III, 2001 Return to the Moon Conference II, 2000 Return to the Moon Conference I, 1999

The Second Annual Lunar Development Conference Return to the Moon II
Las Vegas, Nevada July 20 - 21, 2000

Space Frontier Foundation 16 First Avenue Nyack, NY 10960 800-78-SPACE (800-787-7223) Contact Us Send Us Your Comments Join the Fight

Preliminary Agenda Wednesday July 19, 2000
7:30 pm

Pre-registration
Registered conference participants may pick up their conference materials and those needing to register may do so between 7:30 and 8:30 pm in the Pompeian Room.

Thursday July 20, 2000
7:30 am 8:00 am

Registration – Pompeian Room Welcoming Remarks
Gregory Bennett, Conference Chair Bigelow Aerospace

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8:10 am

Introductory Remarks
Rick Tumlinson Space Frontier Foundation, FINDS

8:30 am

Keynote Address
Speaker: To Be Announced Robert A. Heinlein's classic, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, is a must read for all Lunar enthusiasts.

9:15 am Morning Break 9:30 am

Lunar Transportation Session
Chair: Edward Belbruno Princeton University and Innovative Orbital Design, Inc. This session focuses on transportation technologies for moving people and cargo from Earth orbit to Lunar orbit, Lunar orbit to Lunar surface and travel on the Lunar Surface. Routine transportation to and from any location is key to being able to settle and develop that location. Safe, reliable and cheap access to the Moon is vital to any permanent settlement.

Papers:
Share your views on Space with your elected representatives! Enter your zip and click above to get info and links to your state and local members of Congress. Robert Hoyt, Tethers Unlimited, Inc., Robert Forward, and John Grant and Michal Bangham, The Boeing Company The Cislunar Tether Transportation System Architecture Robert Howard, Jr., University of Tennessee Space Institute Preliminary Systems Sizing for an X-38 Derived Lunar Transfer Vehicle Bruce Mackenzie, Reading, PA Lunar Surface Sling to Bootstrap Space Development Edward Belbruno, Princeton University and IOD, Inc. WSB Lunar Transfer for Lunar Base Construction 11:00 am Morning Break 11:15 am

Habitat Session
Chair: Madhu Thangavelu University of Southern California Buildings and structures are necessary for Lunar development, whether it is a human settlement or a robotic one. Habitats & Architecture will present concepts for using native material as well as imported components to develop the structures that will house people, protect industrial processes, and permit the establishment of a permanent human presence on the Moon.

Papers:
Thomas Taylor and Stanley Johansen, Global Outpost, Inc. Commercial Space Habitation David Schrunk, Poway, CA and Madhu Thangavelu, University of Southern California Planet Moon: Phases for Development Charles Reynerson, Ball Aerospace

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Tools for Developing a Moon Logistics and Settlement Architecture: Focus on Using a Simplified Engineering Cost Model Matthew Herman, Bigelow Aerospace Lunar Base Simulation: Architectural Concepts and Technology Testbed 12:35 pm

Luncheon
Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Alan Binder, Lunar Research Institute Lunar Prospector and Future Commercial Lunar Exploration

1:45 pm

Habitat Session continues Papers:
Knut Oxnevad Computer Accelerated Conceptual Design Development of Spacecraft Karen Cramer Shea, Washington, D.C. Long-Term Consequences of Habitat Supply and Life-Support Choices in Initial Lunar Facilities Jay Thomas, Kamran Aslam, Lynn Craig, Stephen Jaeger, Jennifer Jones, Danna Lappe and David Weiler, University of Illinois Space-Based Information Infrastructure for Long-Term Habitation Madhu Thangavelu, University of Southern California Lunar Rock Structures Kevin Greene, Parsons Brinckerhoff The Structural Use of Cast Basalt in Pre-Cast, Post-Tensioned Members to Construct Assorted Lunar Facilities Diane Maxwell and Jamie Floyd, Space Development Corporation The Almaz Inflatable Module for Space Habitation (not presenting) Nader Khalili Alpha Principles of Universe Sustainable Architecture Alice Eichold, Davis, CA Design for a Moon Crater Base

4:00 pm Afternoon Break 4:10 pm

Policy Session
Chair: James Muncy PoliSpace This session focuses on policy issues affecting commercial and non-governmental operations on the Moon.

Papers:
Alan Wasser, New York, NY How to Make Privately Funded Space Settlements Possible David Gump, LunaCorp Commercial Sponsorship of Lunar Missions Summary and Discussion 5:30 pm Day's sessions close 6:30 pm

Banquet, Pompeian Room
Cocktails 6:30 pm; Dinner 7:30 pm Banquet Speaker: James Dunstan, Garvey, Schubert, and Barer Miracles Occurring Now

Friday July 21, 2000
8:15 am

Enterprise Session
Chair: Steve Durst Director, Lunar Enterprise Corporation, Editor & Publisher, Space Age Publishing It's been said that, "nobody stays, until somebody pays." This is as true of the Moon as it is for any settlement on Earth. Unless there is an economic reason for humans to live and work on the Moon, there will never be a permanent settlement. The Lunar Enterprises session will highlight innovative business plans and concepts using the Moon. It is business ideas such as these that will lead to the first human settlements.

Papers:
Gregory Nemitz, TransOrbital, Inc. 2001 Trailblazer Lunar Video Orbiter to the Moon Charles Chafer, Celestis, Inc. Lunar Burial: The First Lunar Enterprise James Benson, SpaceDev How to Turn $30 Million into $2 Billion in Three Years David Livingston, Livingston Business Solutions Lunar Ethics and Space Commercialization Christopher Rohwer, The Boeing Company Our Lunar Destiny Dennis Hope, Lunar Embassy Treatment Letter for Privatized Property Ownership Gregory Bennett, Bigelow Aerospace Strawman Business Plan for a Commercial Lunar Sample Return Mission

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10:20 am Morning Break 10:30 am

Enterprise Session continues Papers:
Dan Greenwood, Lunar Power System Coalition Lunar Power System Coalition Brad Blair, Lunar Economic Development Authority An Economic Paradigm for Commercial Lunar Mineral Exploration Mike Ryan, Bellamine College Entrepreneurship on the Moon Haym Benaroya, Rutgers University Prospects of Commercial Activities at a Lunar Base Steve Durst, Space Age Publishing Company and Lunar Enterprise Corp International Lunar Observatory/Power Station: From Hawaii to the Moon Questions and Answers

12:30 pm

Luncheon
Luncheon Speaker: Wendell Mendell, Planetary Scientist, Johnson Space Center Space Agencies and Lunar Development: The Next Decade

1:55 pm

Lunar Science Session
Chair: Stewart Nozette Naval Research Laboratory and Naval Center for Space Technology The Moon presents a unique environment and opportunity for science. This session will highlight science, such as astronomy, that is perfectly suited to utilize this environment for tremendous advancement. Pursuit of this science is another endeavor that will lead humans to settle and develop the Moon.

Papers:
Steward Nozette, Naval Research Laboratory and Navel Center for Space Technology Integration of Lunar Polar Datasets Stephen Gillett, University of Nevada Organic-based Dissolution of Silicates as an Approach to Element Extraction From Lunar Regolith Krishna Shenai, University of Illinois Monolithic Power Converter Technologies for Nanosatellite Constellations Kumar Ramohalli, University of Arizona Lunar Soil Processing for ISRU Enhancement of Economical Missions Louis Streiber, Austin, TX Large Array Reflectors for Use in Lunar Smelting and Mining Operations Erik McShane and Krishna Shenai, University of Illinois Mixed-Signal VLSI Enabling Technologies for Low-Power, Densely-Integrated Spacecraft Avionics G.L. Kulcinski and H. H. Schmitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison Nuclear Power Without Radioactive Waste: The Promise of Helium 3 Robert Strong, West Liberty State College Lunar Platform for Astronomical Research: Strategies for Doing Lunar Astronomy and Securing Funds Malay Trivedi, Philip Neudeck and Krishna Shenai, University of Illinois Megawatt Power Electronics on Silicon Carbide for Space Applications (not presenting) David Dietzler, Menamee College Manufacturing Helium Three in Fission Reactors (Dietzler paper summarized by S. Nozette) 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks
Gregory Bennett, Conference Chair Bigelow Aerospace

5:45 pm Formal Sessions Close

The Moon Society, http://www.moonsociety.org, will host a planning conference on
Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23, 2000, following the Lunar Development Conference at Caesars Palace. Attendees of the Lunar Development Conference are welcome and encouraged to attend the Moon Society conference at no additional charge. 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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Return to the Moon Home Page Press Releases Lunar Policy Lunar FAQs Lunar History Lunar Science Lunar Commerce Lunar Experts Lunar Gallery Lunar Links Donate to this Project Foundation Home Page Return to the Moon Conference VI, 2005 Return to the Moon Conference V, 2004 Return to the Moon Conference IV, 2002 Return to the Moon Conference III, 2001 Return to the Moon Conference II, 2000 Return to the Moon Conference I, 1999

The Second Annual Lunar Development Conference Return to the Moon II
Las Vegas, Nevada July 20 - 21, 2000

Space Frontier Foundation 16 First Avenue Nyack, NY 10960 800-78-SPACE (800-787-7223) Contact Us Send Us Your Comments Join the Fight

Conference Sponsors Underwriting Organization
FINDS FINDS, the Foundation for the International Non-Governmental Development of Space, supports space science research, events, and development with financial grants.

Conference Sponsor
Space Frontier Foundation http://www.space-frontier.org The Space Frontier Foundation is an organization of people dedicated to opening the Space Frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible. The Foundation's goals include the protection of the Earth's fragile biosphere and creating a freer and more prosperous life for each generation by utilizing the unlimited energy and material resources of space. The Foundation's purpose is to unleash the power of free enterprise and lead a united humanity permanently into the Solar System.

Andrew Chaikin's A Man on the Moon is the definitive guide to the Apollo program. Click above to order from Amazon.com.

Conference Co-Sponsors
The Moon Society http://www.moonsociety.org The Moon Society is an international non-profit educational and scientific foundation formed to advance scientific study and the development of the Moon. National Space Society http://www.nss.org NSS is an independent, international, grass roots organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Space Studies Institute http://www.ssi.org The Space Studies Institute (SSI) is a nonprofit organization, founded by Gerard K. O'Neill in 1977. It is dedicated to opening the high frontier of space for the benefit of humanity and the global environment.

Robert A. Heinlein's classic, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, is a must read for all Lunar enthusiasts.

Share your views on Space with your elected representatives! Enter your zip and click above to get info and links to your state and local members of Congress.

SpaceDev http://www.spacedev.com SpaceDev, the world's first publicly traded commercial space exploration and development company, is dedicated to fostering a revolution in the space industry by providing our customers with a selection of smaller, lower-cost, commercial space missions, innovative space products, and affordable space services unmatched in the industry. Celestis http://www.celestis.com Celestis, Inc. is the world leader in post cremation memorial spaceflight. Since the company's first launch the cremains of nearly 100 people are in Earth orbit. Celestis has added to its market with the addition of the Lunar Service (orbit or surface), the Voyager Service (deep space) and Ad Astra radio message services. The next Celestis Earthview Service launch is scheduled for January 2001. 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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