1 Living Aloft SP-483 
2 Apollo Expeditions to the Moon SP-350 
4 109972-OTHER-001-001 
5 Moon Quiz 
6 GaiaSelene a New DVD Documentary  


Orbital Space Settlements

Online Space Settlement Books
NASA Ames/Stanford 1975 Summer Study.
Space Resources and Space Settlements NASA Ames 1977 Summer Study.
NASA SP-509 Space Resources Overview NASA Space Institute 1992 Summer Study.
Space Resources Volume 1, Scenarios NASA-California Space Institute 1992 Summer Study.
Space Resources Volume 2, Energy, Power, and Transport Summer Study.
Space Resources Volume 3, Materials NASA-California Space Institute 1992
Space Resources Volume 4, Social Concerns NASA-California Space Institute 1992 NASA SP-509 Vol 3 - LRK -

CoEvolution Book on space settlement edited by Stewart Brand and published in 1977. This work contains arguments for and against space colonization.
Heinz-Hermann Koelle -
Chairman, Subcommittee on Lunar development

*Lunar Database Index*

The picture below is from the Astronomy Picture of the Day
and will be our introduction to the Moon.

- May you enjoy looking up. - LRK -

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer

Happy Birthday Jules Verne

Explanation: One hundred seventy-five years ago (on February 8th), Jules Verne was born in Nantes, France. Inspired by a lifelong fascination with machines, Verne wrote visionary works about "Extraordinary Voyages" including such terrestrial travels as Around the World in 80 Days, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. In 1865 he published the story of three adventurers who undertook a journey From the Earth to the Moon. Verne's characters rode a "projectile-vehicle" fired from a huge cannon constructed in Florida, USA. Does that sound vaguely familiar? A century later, the Saturn V rocket and NASA's Apollo program finally turned this work of fiction into fact, propelling adventuresome trios on what was perhaps Verne's most extraordinary voyage. This dramatic view shows the moonbound Apollo 11 space-vehicle riding top a Saturn V rocket as it blasts skyward. Launched from a spaceport in Florida, the Apollo 11 crew traveled to the moon and back again in 1969, making humanity's first landing on the lunar surface.