Sunday, August 2, 2009

'What can we do on the Moon?'

Essential lunar architecture as still envisioned by NASA,
2020-2040 (NASA)

Hat Tip to Madhu Thangavelu and SGC

USC Division of Astronautical Engineering: Project Looking Glass (2008)

During the Fall 2008 semester, the students of the graduate astronautics class ASTE 527 (formerly AME 557), Space Exploration Architectures Concept Synthesis Studio, addressed the following question:

What precisely can we do on the Moon, with crew and robots, that can immediately (very short timeframe-2020-2040) benefit not only the science and engineering community, but also inspire humanity as a whole, on a permanent basis?

The team presentations can be found HERE, in PowerPoint format.

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