This extraordinary book details how the Moon could be used as a springboard for Solar System exploration. It presents a realistic plan for placing and servicing telescopes on the Moon, and highlights the use of the Moon as a base for an early warning system from which to combat threats of near-Earth objects. A realistic vision of human development and settlement of the Moon over the next one hundred years is presented, and the author explains how global living standards for the Earth can be enhanced through the use of lunar-based generated solar power. From that beginning, the people of the Earth would evolve into a spacefaring civilisation.Resources, Future Development and Settlement David Schrunk, Burton Sharpe, Bonnie L. Cooper, Madhu ... Early studies of the lunar regolith showed that there is a relative abundance of helium-3 on the Moon, compared with Earth. ... Because of the amount of safety-testing needed, it will be at least 50 years before the operation of the Arrst commercial DApT plant; whereas with DApHe3, lessened risksanbsp;...
|Author||:||David Schrunk, Burton Sharpe, Bonnie L. Cooper, Madhu Thangavelu|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-11-27|