This page has the official whitepapers of the Moon Society.



2004.03.15 – The Moon: Why and How we Should Return

2004.03.15 – The Hubble Space Telescope and the Future of Space-Based Astronomy in Light of a Return to the Moon

2007.12.23 – Starting a Dialog Between the Environmental and Space Communities (pdf)

2008.03.28 – Promoting a vision of a network of Solar Power Satellites largely built from Lunar Materials

2009.01.09 – A Third Generation American Space Program: Space Policy 3.0by David A. Dunlop This paper has been submitted as input to the Obama-Biden Transition Team on Space.


Here you will find links to papers published online, including submissions too long or too technical to be published in Moon Miners’ Manifesto, papers published by Moon Society “partner organizations” and “affiliates” and more.


Moon Society Joins new Thirteen Member Space Solar Alliance for Future Energy (SSAFE)

Expanding on the Society’s Vision Statement: Solar Power Satellites Built with Lunar Materials

Moon Society opposition to any Congressional ban on spending for “humans to Mars” programs

The Moon Society’s role in The Vision for Space Exploration (VSE)

The Moon: Why and How we Should Return

The Hubble Space Telescope and the Future of Space-Based Astronomy in Light of a Return to the Moon

Moon Society and Space Exploration Alliance Call for “The Moon, Mars, and Beyond”


Position Papers by Affiliates, worth study

Space Renaissance Initiative – Aldrin-Hsu paper [pdf format]

Members interested in helping draft position papers should email us.

Papers under consideration include the following topics:

  • Observatories on the Moon – note that 2009 is International Astronomy Year
  • The Moon and Tourism
  • Lunar Property Rights
  • The Moon’s role in Planetary Defense
  • and more


Outreach about the Moon by Ken Murphy

Space Education Initiative by Jim Barnard

Interview of Peter Kokh by Clark Lindsey of HobbySpace on Moonbase exercise in Utah (external link)

Interview of Peter Kokh by Astrid Dahm for an article on the Moon in the German science magazine P.M.

LEAG 2007 Conference, Full Report by Larry J. Friesen

Space settlements, Property Rights, and International Law: Could a Lunar Settlement Claim the Lunar Real Estate it Needs to Survive? by Alan B. Wasser and Douglas Jobes

A Third Generation American Space Program: Space Policy 3.0 by David S. Dunlop

Introduciton to the forthcoming Science-Fiction novel “Lunar Pioneers” by Phi Harris

A National Park System on the Moon? A proposal to the American Lunar Society by Peter Kokh

The Lunar Flashbulb aka Lunar Lavatube Locator

More to be posted


Moon Miners’ Manifesto CLASSICS PDF Files


Artemis Project™ Reference Mission Overview (external link)

University of Luna Project Library Links Page

PowerPoint Presentations (3)

The Moonbase Exercise in Utah Options for a Lunar Analog Research Station Human Migration Triway into Space

Moon Society Milwaukee (Lunar Reclamation Society) Research Reports

Lunar Agriculture Experiments – LUNAX

Lunar Painting Experiment – “Regolith Impressionism”


(by Peter Kokh unless otherwise noted) in chronological order, oldest at the top, most recent at the bottom. The Solar System becomes a Gated Community

Of 8 Planets & 28 Worlds & Counting

Modular Construction within Shielded Megastructures

The View from Earth-Moon L5

The Moon as a Puzzle

The View from Sun-Earth L5

NASA has ended all funding for Biological “Advanced Life Support”

Usefulness of Terrestrial Lavatubes in a Lunar Analog Research Station Program

RAMADAS: “Yard” and Work site Canopies for Lunar Outposts

Railroading on the Moon? Why not!

The Human Expansion Triway into Space



Oregon L5 Society Papers

Lunar Base Research Team Papers (7)

Mars Instrument & Science Team Papers (4)

Lunar Reclamation Society – 

NOTE: The Lunar Reclamation Society web site is currently offline, so  the following papers have been republished on the Moon Society Milwaukee Outpost site at: http://www.moonsociety.org/publications/mmm_papers/

Papers (23)
(Of Special Interest)

THE LUNAR “HOSTEL” An Alternate Concept for First Beachhead and Secondary Outposts

PRINZTON: A Rille-Bottom Settlement for Three Thousand People

MUS/cle Strategy for Lunar Industrial Diversification

Railroading on the Moon

The “Frontier Builder”: an Earth-Moon Hotel Cruise Ship

The Use of Lunar Lavatubes

Steps to Civilian Lunar Home Rule Authority

“Improving” the Moon, and the Developer’s Role

Illustrated Discussion of Moon / Mars Habitat Options

Beyond Our First Moonbase: The Future of Human Presence on the Moon (pdf file)

Adopting a Lunar Calendar

Beyond The Outpost Trap: Technologies Needed to Break Free

Assuring Mental Health Among Future Lunar Frontier Pioneers

A more complete and updated list is at this address

American Lunar Society Papers (12)

Geologic Processes on the Moon

Lunar Prospector and the Road to the Lunar Frontier

A Short Summary of the Findings of Lunar Prospector

Lunar Occultation’s: Theory and Method

Lunar Domes

Video Astronomy

Photographing the Moon

Transient Lunar Phenomena – TLP

Lunar Impacts Project

Lunar Farside Dome and Nearside Cone Project

National Space Society Position Papers

Reauthorizing the Vision for Space Exploration – Statement of NSS Executive Director George Whitesides presented before the Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate Hearing on May 7, 2008

NSS Position Paper on Space Tourism

Why Space?: The NSS Rationale for Exploring and Settling the Endless Frontier

NSS Position Paper on Space and Molecular Nanotechnology

The Next Steps for Human Space Exploration (pdf)

Mexican Space Society (SEM – Sociedad Espacial Mexicana)

Mex-LunarHab Proposal

Rationale for a Mexican Space Development Program