Jerry Bull and his friends came to the attention of Travis Dean a few
years ago. They wanted to tell their story to the world, and asked
Mr. Dean to help. Mr. Dean talked to his friend Bill Clawson, and
he started this website to help out Jerry and his friends. We hope
you enjoy Jerry's story. It is a collaborative effort between friends
to hopefully entertain and educate the people who will see humanity move
out from earth and into the solar system -- not just to visit, but to live.
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal This web-page covers Apollo missions 11 through 17. It includes the voice transcripts from the missions, pictures, video, voice clips, etc. Very thorough and very worth browsing for anyone interested in that time long ago when men first walked on another planet.
A FIELD TRIP TO THE MOON A personal account of the Apollo 17 mission from Harrison Schmitt, astronaut and lunar field geologist. A very enjoyable read, and rounds out Eugene Cernan's very enjoyable book, "The Last Man on the Moon."
NASA's Advanced Life Support and Gravitational Biology group at the Kennedy Space Center has alot of information about closed environments like a moonbase, and how to use plants and micro-organisms to support the long-term survival of humans in outer space.
The Artemis Project An ambitious international group that wants to put a colony on the moon.
The Space Frontier Foundation Another group working to make human space colonization a reality.
P.E.R.M.A.N.E.N.T. Projects to Employ Resources of the Moon and Asteroids Near Earth in the Near Term. This page also has some very useful information. If you want to find out what the basic consistency of the "lunar regolith" is, he's got it. This page also has great links. Click on the Outline link at the top of the page and go from there.
The Space Access Society This group is working hard to make cheap access to space a reality. These are some of the guys that were behind the move to get the experimental spacecraft DC-X working. DC-X was an unconventional, non-NASA approach to building spacecraft. It was an experimental flight test bed that had the advantage that it was inexpensive. You may want to check out the book Halfway to Anywhere, which covers the story of the DC-X and other cheap access to space issues.
The National Space Society These people originally were the L-5 Society. If you want to find out more about L-5 colonies, go here. Click on the Chapters link. Many of the chapters in various states are still go by the L-5 Society name and have lots of L-5 colony information.
Island One Society This is another great lunar/space colonization site by a dedicated group of space colonization activists. It has great sources of information and links to other sites on the web.
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
by Robert Heinlein. Although a science fiction novel from 1965, this thoughtful story incorporates
many of the technological and socio-economic issues surrounding a lunar colony, its relationship
to it's environment, and it's relationship to earth. It is the first book I know of where mass
driver technology was referenced as a method of launching material and people from the surface
of the moon. The ideas in this one book can be found in almost every website devoted to lunar and/or
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