Affiliate Organizations

Organizations affiliated with The Moon Society

Moon Society Affiliations
& * Mutually Affiliated Organizations

updated 07/29/2010




The National Space Society

2005.05.22The Moon Society and The National Space Society Sign an Historic Agreement by which the Moon Society becomes an Autonomous Affiliate of NSS

In 2006, NSS Co-sponsored The Moon Society’s Simulation Exercise at the Mars Desert Research Station. In recent years, NSS has undertaken two major projects

(1) production of an annual “Space Settlements” Calendar
(2) building up a major online library with these divisions:

The Space Rennaissance Initiative


Space Exploration Alliance

Who we are: The Space Exploration Alliance is a partnership of the nation’s premier non-profit space organizations with a combined membership of more than 700,000 people throughout the United States.

Mission: Our non-profit space organizations will work together to communicate to the American public and elected officials that NASA’s bold mandate for human and robotic exploration of the solar system is a compelling national priority that is technically and fiscally achievable, will inspire the nation’s youth and the public, reinvigorate the traditional aerospace workforce and industrial base, and foster job-creating entrepreneurial activity across the entire economy.

Members: Aerospace States Association, American Astronautical Society, AIAA American Institute ofAeronautics and Astronautics, California Space Authority, Federation of Galaxy Explorers,  The Moon Society,  The Mars Society,  National Societyof Black Engineers, The National Space Society,  The Planetary Society, ShareSpace (Buzz Aldrin’s Foundation), Space Generation, SEDS Students for the Explortion and Development of Space



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* Mexican Space Society – SEM – Sociedad Espacial Mexicana

The Moon Society has helped the Mexican Space to further develop its MexLunarHab analog moonbase proposal

The Moon Society has worked with SEM to put together an exciting low budget proposal [English – Inglés | Español – Spanish] for the newly created Mexian Space Agency – [AEXA – Agencia Espacial Mexicana.

Currenntly in the process of formation with our support is the Colegio Mexicano de Cienias Espaciales y Bioastronautica (COMEXCEBA) (Mexican Council of Space Sciences and Bioastronautics)

US, some international members  

* The American Lunar Society

The American Lunar Society is a group dedicated to the continued study of Earth’s moon. This is accomplished through both continued observation and attention to current research. Our goals also include the education of our youth through age-specific projects. ALS created the Lunar Study and Observing Certificate program which is now cosponsored by the Moon Society.

2005.12.15 – ALS’ quarterly publication Selenology is now available to Moon Society Members in pdf format in the Members-Only area. In turn, ALS members will now have access to the Moon Miners’ Manifesto Archives.

Members of each society are welcome to participate in the other organization’s projects.

neweSelenology – the Online Journal of the American Lunar Society

The Moon Society also benefits from the partnership status
of the following local organizations


CA – San Diego  
San Diego SS Logo San Diego Space Society

This newly formed chapter of the National Space Society has signaled that it is ready to assume a Partnerhsip arrangement with The Moon Society as part of its effort to create the San Diego Space Development Alliance (SDSDA).

OR- Greater Portland


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Oregon L5 Society (NSS)

Began partnering with Artemis Society International in 1994 when ASI was first founded. [The newly formed Moon Society took over membership services from ASI in July, 2000] This NSS Chapter has a strong focus on the Moon (and a second focus on Mars) and operated the Oregon Moonbase at a pair of lava tubes outside Bend, Oregon in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The Oregon Lunar Base Research Team (LBRT) and Oregon L5 Research Team (ORL5RT) have produced many papers presented at various space conferences. Three Oregon L5 members, Tom Billings, Bryce Walden, and Cheryl York are on the Moon Society Board of Advisors. All OR L5 chapter members get Moon Miners’ Manifesto.

WI – Greater Milwaukee


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Lunar Reclamation Society (NSS)

Began partnering with Artemis Society International in 1995, after ASI founder Gregory Bennett was LRS’ Science Guest of Honor at the local First Contact Science Fiction convention in Milwaukee that September. Moon Miners’ Manifesto, a publication of LRS, began serving ASI members two months later with the November issue, MMM #90.

LRS was the first fully merged L5 Society/National Space Institute chapter two months before those two organizations merged at ISDC 1987 on March 27, 1987 to become the National Space Society

LRS contributed the first $1400, or 20%, of the rent needed for the Moon Society to use the Mars Desert Research Station for two weeks, February 26-March 12, 2006. Current LRS President and MMM Editor Peter Kokh was elected Moon Society President in 2004, and reelected in 2006 and again in 2008.

MN – Minneapolis-St. Paul


Logo Minnesota Space Frontier Society

Minnesota Space Frontier Society (NSS)

Twenty years ago, several members of MN SFS (then “L5 Minnesota”), along with several more from the Chicago chapter (both chapters of the L5 Society at the time, organized the meeting of Wisconsin L5 Society members in a Milwaukee hotel room on Saturday, August 23, 1986 that resulted in the birth of Milwaukee Lunar Reclamation Society. All three chapters have maintained close ties ever since.

MNSFS has a strong focus on both Mars and the Moon. MNSFS member Ben Huset, who had been at that 1986 meeting, was directly responsible for getting Peter Kokh on his first crew assignment to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, when they served together on Crew #34, a refit (not a research) team, February 6-20, 2005. This gave Peter the familiarity with MDRS that was needed to plan the Moon Society’s first moonbase simulation the following year. (Moon Society site | Mars Society site #Crew 45)

Minnesota Space Frontier Society came aboard as a Moon Society Local Partner organization shortly after the 2006 moonbase exercises, in which Ben Huset also participated. MNSFS member Tom Greenwalt administers the Moon Society Blog. MNSFS also hosts the MDRS webcams.

All MN SFS chapter members get Moon Miners’ Manifesto.

Alberta, Canada – Calgary


Logo of Calgary Space Workers

Calgary Space Workers

This dynamic group, in the largest Canadian urban area between Vancouver and Toronto, works together with the NSS-affiliated Calgary Space Frontier Society Chapter. Together they include four members who get MMM either directly from LRS or through Moon Society membership.

CSW is well into the ambitious project of creating a mobile-modular lunar analog research station. They are currently reoutfitting a used 31 ft. Airstream travel trailer as their command module. Additional inflatable modules are planned.

They have also identified an ideal location in “Dinosaur Valley” near Drumheller, Alberta, 90 miles NE of Calgary. Another project is creation of simulated lunar regolith. CSW wishes to partner with the Moon Society in a Lunar Analog Research Station program. What they learn as they make progress will benefit us substantially, and we have an open invitation to participate. CSW and the Moon Society agreed on this collaboration on October 8, 2006.

CSW hosted Society President Peter Kokh for a visit tha included a tour of the Drumheller area, in August 2007.