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Development of a lunar infrastructureThe problem of building an infrastructure on the moon is discussed, assuming that earth-to-moon and moon-to-earth transport will be available. The sequence of events which would occur in the process of building an infrastructure is examined. The human needs which must be met on a lunar base are discussed, including minimal life support, quality of life, and growth stages. The technology available to meet these needs is reviewed and further research in fields related to a lunar base, such as the study of the moon's polar regions and the limits of lunar agriculture, is recommended.
Document ID
19890024186
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Burke, J. D. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: Acta Astronautica
Volume: 17
ISSN: 0094-5765
Subject Category
ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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