Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lunar architecture (1963)

David S. F. Portree
Beyond Apollo

In the early 1960s, North American Aviation (NAA) in Downey, California, sponsored periodic collooquia on lunar and planetary exploration. The thirteenth of these spanned May 6 and 7, 1963. Among its participants was William R. Sims, a U.S. Air Force civil engineer who earned his Master's degree from the Princeton University School of Architecture in June 1963.

In a paper based on his Master's thesis, the young Lieutenant explored the possibilities of lunar architecture. He sought a lunar base design that was "not only functional, but livable and architecturally pleasing and sensible."

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