Lunar Directory

A directory of other organizations involved in various Lunar objectives.

  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.

new – eSelenology – the Online Journal of the American Lunar Society

The Artemis Project/Artemis Society International The Artemis Project
Artemis Society International

The Artemis Project is a privately financed commercial venture to establish a permanent, self-supporting manned lunar base.

Artemis Society International leads the non-profit element of the Artemis Project. ASI is an educational and scientific foundation set up to develop the Artemis Project, as a meeting ground for those helping to make it happen.

Logo of CLRN Canadian Lunar Research Network 

The Canadian Lunar Research Network is a a new organization of Canadian scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs from all across Canada. Our goal is to promote lunar research, foster collaboration among Canadian researchers and international partners, and extend our enthusiasm of lunar exploration to the general public.

Clavius Moonbase logo Clavius Moonbase 

Clavius Moonbase is an organization of amateurs and professionals devoted to the Apollo program and its manned exploration of the moon. Our special mission is to debunk the so-called conspiracy theories that state such a landing may never have occurred.

The Google Lunar X-Prize 

The Google Lunar X-Prize is a $30 million competition for the first privately funded team to send a robot to the Moon, travel 500 meters and transmit video, images and data back to the Earth.

ILEWG Logo The International Lunar Exploration Working Group 

ILEWG is a public forum sponsored by the world’s space agencies to support “international cooperation towards a world strategy for the exploration and utilization of the Moon.

International Lunar Observatory Association 

The International Lunar Observatory Association is a Hawaii-based non-profit organization dedicated to expanding human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from the Moon, via its ILO Precursor, ILO Polar and ILO Human Service missions.

The Lunar Reclamation Society, Inc. The Lunar Reclamation Society, Inc.  

The Lunar Reclamation Society, Inc. , is an independent, non-profit, membership organization promoting “the expansion of the human economy through off-planet resources.” Our stated purposes include, but are not limited to, those of the National Space Society, with whom we are freely associated for networking purposes, serving as its Milwaukee and SE Wisconsin chapter. Our focus is on the Moon: The group that gathered to organize the chapter in September of 1986 had diverse interests in space and different individual dreams as to what aspect of the space frontier they would each like to personally pioneer. But we all seemed to agree that an outpost on the Moon must come first as a gateway to everything else. Our activities center on production of our newsletter, Moon Miners’ Manifesto, public outreach, and modest experiments with technologies needed on the lunar frontier.

The Lunar Research Institute 

The Lunar Research Institute The Lunar Research Institute is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation devoted to the exploration and utilization of the Moon for the benefit of Humankind. LRI had its beginnings with the innovative mission, Lunar Prospector, which produced by far the most in-depth scientific data of the Moon to date.

The Lunar National Agricultural Experiment Corporation 

The Lunar National Agricultural Experiment Corporation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation devoted to the development of agricultural techniques and methodologies that are aimed at making a lunar settlement self-sustaining in food production. In pursuit of these goals, LUNAX devises simple experiments that can be done by secondary school students under supervision, to yield data that will aid college level investigators to design workable procedures. LUNAX formed as a spin-off of the Milwaukee Lunar Reclamation Society in 1991. After a hiatus of some 15 years, LUNAX is again active with new experiments and a Discussion Forum, centered at the College of the Menominee Nation – Green Bay Campus, a Moon Society Campus Chapter

Lunar Explorers Society Logo The Lunar Explorers Society 

The Lunar Explorers Society is an international space advocacy organization that aims to promote the exploration of the Moon for the benefit of humanity.

Moon Miners’ Manifesto  

Moon Miners’ Manifesto is a monthly newsletter, published continuously since December 1986, by the Lunar Reclamation Society, which serves as the SE Wisconsin Chapter of the National Space Society. MMM serves several other NSS chapters, the members of Artemis Society International,and members of the Moon Society, and other space chapters.Most issues of MMM contain speculative articles that deal with the opening of the Lunar frontier,suggesting how pioneers can make best use of local resources. Some of the points made will relate specifically to pioneer life in the lunar environment.

The Moon Society The Moon Society 

The Moon Society  is an international non-profit educational and scientific foundation formed to further scientific study and development of the moon. and, in August 2000, assumed the membership and membership services of Artemis Society International.

Moon Society Forum Logo The Moon Society Forum 

The Moon Society Forum  is community for open discussion of Moon-related topics. number of Moon Society Project Teams have discussion areas on the Forum

Logo OpenLuna Foundation 

The Open Luna Foundation seeks to return mankind to the lunar surface, and to do it in such a way that it is accessible to everyone. Our research will be open source and one of our specific aims is to reach out to the community and educational systems to spread interest, enthusiasm, and involvement.

The Oregon L5 Society 

The Oregon L5 Society is a chapter of the National Space Society. Its Lunar Base Research Team ran the Oregon Moonbase Simulations project at a pair of lava tubes outside Bend, Oregon in the late 1980s and early 1990s. [1993 Article] LBRT continues to be prolific, producing high quality research papers for various conferences. ORL5 has partnered with Artemis Society International and the Moon Society since 1995.

Space Age Publishing Company 

Space Age Publishing Company, publisher of Lunar Enterprise Daily and Space Calendar weekly, operates offices on Hawai’i Island, Hawaii (1988), and in Palo Alto, California (1977), USA, and pursues a business plan for its third office on the Moon. With its Lunar Enterprise Corporation subsidiary, Space Age advances and supports a wide variety of scientific, commercial and international lunar activities and enterprises &endash; such as the International Lunar Observatory &endash; consistent with a human return to the Moon within the decade. Space Age also promotes Hawaii Space Tours, Stanford on the Moon and the Ad Astra Kansas initiatives — To The Stars.

The Space Settlement Initative The Space Settlement Initative 

The government cannot afford to spend the billions of dollars it will take to go back to the Moon to stay. Therefore, the capitalization will have to be raised from private enterprise, and the only way to interest investors in privately funded space development is to offer the possibility of a really huge profit if they succeed. The most potentially valuable asset on the Moon (and Mars) is the land itself, as real estate.

The Space Settlement Initiative explains how that huge potential value could be put to use, right now, as a powerful incentive for private investment in developing safe, reliable, affordable space transport.

SRI logo The Space Renaissance Initiative 

The Space Renaissance Initiative  is a new, global philosophy, having its basic ground on Earth, and its natural development in extraterrestrial space. SRI looks at the past Renaissance (1500) as an inspiration for patronage and capability to aim high, and to make great projects by means of good will and mutual cooperation. SRI has activists from on every continent and on most social networks. The Moon Society has endorsed the SRI. Read the Space Renaissance Manifesto (pdf)

Space Resources Roundtable 

The Space Resouces Roundtable joins individuals from the space exploration community, the financial sector, and mining and minerals industries, the SRR seeks to bring together interested parties to discuss issues related to the In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) of lunar, asteroidal and martian resources.

Trans Lunar Research 

Trans Lunar Research is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in 1996. TLR’s primary goal is to set up the first manned Lunar Station on the surface of the Moon.  The “cheap” hardware required to achieve this goal is under development in-house at Trans Lunar Research and at various locations around the world. Providing cash grants to selected organizations, TLR functions as a private space agency supporting space technology development.  Trans Lunar Research believes that in order to make space attractive to the masses, it is imperative that humans not only colonize, but also industrialize space. For this reason we are promoting the development of deep space survival hardware such as more efficient rocket propulsion systems, lightweight radiation protection, Lunar and planetary oxygen extraction equipment, Moon and space-based energy production stations, and other technologies that will allow people to live self-sufficiently in space. These technologies will provide the preliminary infrastructure required to make space a commercially viable and profitable industrial zone. Once space becomes a profitable place to do business, it will attract the masses. 

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