Welcome to Jerry Bull and the Space Rodent Rangers!

Well really, it's Jerry Bull and the Space Pet Rangers, but that's a bit of a long story.  In fact, if you want to read all about us and find out why we are all saluting the moon together, then go ahead and click on the picture, above.

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.

Reference and Educational Links

In the story of Jerry Bull and the Space Rodent Rangers, a lot of information is presented that is based on scientific study and fact.  The links which follow are provided to help the curious explore the issues surrounding the exploration and colonization of the moon and the solar system.

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 space colonization.

The Creator's Links

The creator's of Jerry Bull and the Space Rodent Rangers also have their own websites too.  You can get to them by clicking on the banners, below:

This is Travis Dean's Website:

This is Bill Clawson's Website:

This is the website of our friend "Clair o. Phyl" plant expert: