The Resources page is where I’m parking all the links to websites, books, etc. that contain information about Luna that I either use regularly or need to look at. Individual resources (like papers) that I have actually used are linked at the bottom of the relevant article.
Lunar information sites
Space information sites
Lunarpedia (www.lunarpedia.org) – Maintained by the Moon Society. It’s kind of bare but it has great potential.
Lunar Sourcebook (www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/books/lunar_sourcebook) – The first place I look for Lunar information.
These are the resources I’ll be constantly referring to because they have so much useful information.
Handbook of Lunar Materials (ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19800007749) – Another great resource for Lunar geology.
Geologic History of the Moon (ser.sese.asu.edu/GHM) – THE resource for how Lunar geological (selenological) features formed.
A Global Lunar Landing Site Study to Provide the Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon (www.lpi.usra.edu/exploration/CLSE-landing-site-study/) – Lots of good information about what we know, and don’t know, about Luna.
Space Resources: Vol 3 Materials (www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/strategies/SP509-3-Materials.pdf) – This book is my new best friend when it comes to moving and processing Lunar regolith.
The Lunar Regolith (ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20090026015.pdf) – A nice little document with lots of information on….wait for it….Lunar regolith.
Lunar Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/books/lunar_stratigraphy/) – A little old (1976) but full of information that is still relevant.
Extraterrestrial Materials Processing and Construction (ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19830003839.pdf) – This book is awesome. So much good information. This will be my go-to book when I get to phase 4 and 5.
International Deep Space Standards (https://www.internationaldeepspacestandards.com/) – Standardizing spacecraft equipment is GOOD idea and at the core of Lunar Homesteading. It’s good to see some progress being made.
NASA Curation: Lunar (curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar) – Everything NASA has on the Lunar samples they collected.
Handbook of Lunar Soils (curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/catalogs/other/lunar_soils_catalog.pdf)
The Lunar Sample Compendium (curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/lsc/index.cfm)
Lunar Sample Database (curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/index.cfm#)
Lunar and Planetary Institute – Lunar Samples (www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/samples) – Contains much of the same information as NASA Curation: Lunar
A LOT of old papers regarding Apollo samples – (curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/lsc/lscref45.pdf)
Lunar images, data sets, and maps
NASA Image Gallery (www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html)
Lunar and Planetary Institute -Lunar Images (www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/lunar_images)
Lunar map catalog (www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/mapcatalog/)
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (www.lroc.asu.edu/)
Lunar Web Mapping Application (webgis2.wr.usgs.gov/Lunar_Global_GIS/)
Map-a-planet Explorer: Moon (www.mapaplanet.org/explorer/moon.html)
Moon Zoo crater data (data.moonzoo.org/) – I don’t know how useful this data will be but I hate the idea of duplicating someone else’s effort.
Lunar Surface: Dust Dynamics and Regolith Mechanics (onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2005RG000184/pdf) – I’m going to be referring to this paper a lot when I get to moving and using regolith. It also has a potentially useful section on regolith simulants.
Iron Isotope and the Origin of Nanophase Iron in Lunar Regolith (www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2012/pdf/1148.pdf)
The Lunar Dust Problem: From Liability to Asset (http://www.isruinfo.com/docs/the_lunar_dust_problem_-_from_liability_to_asset.pdf)
Space weathering simulations through controlled growth of iron nanoparticles on olivine (arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1404/1404.2956.pdf) – Might be useful when I make regolith simulants.
The nature of the meteoritic components of Apollo 16 soil, as inferred from correlations of iron, cobalt, iridium, and gold with nickel [ABSTRACT ONLY] (adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1987JGR….92..447K)
Unique properties of lunar impact glass: Nanophase metallic Fe synthesis [ABSTRACT ONLY] (pubs.geoscienceworld.org/msa/ammin/article-abstract/92/8-9/1420/134539)
Origins and size distribution of metallic iron particles in the lunar regolith (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1980LPSC…11.1697M) – Good info.
Lunar in-situ resource utilization resources
Report of the in-situ resources utilization workshop (www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/strategies/resources/in_situ_resource_wksp88.pdf) – This report has some interesting general ideas but few details.
In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) Capability Roadmap Final Report May 19, 2005 – A good primer on ISRU and why it’s critical to space (and Lunar) settlement. Lots of good info.
Dual Use Technologies for Self-Sufficient Settlements: From the Ground Up (http://isdc.nss.org/2011/Proceeding/2011SRC/Schubert-ISDC2011.pdf) – Great ideas for turning waste into resources.
Magnetic Beneficiation of Lunar Soils (ia801202.us.archive.org/11/items/NASA_NTRS_Archive_19930018779/NASA_NTRS_Archive_19930018779.pdf)
Lunar Homestead construction resources
Guidelines for Developing Spacecraft Structural Requirements; A Thermal and Environmental Perspective (ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20040085957.pdf
Structural Design of a Lunar Habitat (citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.503.9275&rep=rep1&type=pdf)
Lunar base and settlement resources
Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century (www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/books/lunar_bases)
Conceptual Design of a Lunar Colony (https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730002509.pdf) – This thing is a tome! What it lacks in depth it makes up for in breadth. Lots of good info here.
Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (2017) “Back to the Moon: Report of the 2017 Workshop” – Sounds great! Let’s make it happen NOW.
The Lunar Exploration Roadmap: Exploring the Moon in the 21st Century: Themes, Goals, Objectives, Investigations, and Priorities. 2016 Version 1.3 (https://www.lpi.usra.edu/leag/LER-2016.pdf) – A roadmap for NASA but still interesting. This report shows just how much we still don’t know.
The Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon (lroc.sese.asu.edu/files/FactSheets/ExplorationofMoon.pdf) – Another NASA plan but still a good read even if it’s a little dated.
Design of a Lunar Colony (ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730002509.pdf)
Space Resources (NASA SP-509) (1992)(overview)(www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/strategies/SP509-Overview.pdf)
- Space Resources Vol 1 Scenarios (www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/strategies/SP509-1-Scenarios.pdf)
- Space Resources Vol 2 Energy, Power, and Transport (www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/strategies/SP509-2-Energy.pdf)
- Space Resources Vol 4 Social Concerns (www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/strategies/SP509-4-Social.pdf)
Space Settlements: A Design Study (www.researchgate.net/publication/272158845_Space_settlement_design_study_-_An_overview)
Lunar exploration history resources
To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist’s History of Lunar Exploration (www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/books/rockyMoon)
NASA Apollo Lunar Surface Journal (www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/index.html) – A comprehensive record of Lunar surface operations. Transcripts, commentary, and more.
Working on the Moon: Lessons from Apollo (www.workingonthemoon.com/) – A spin off of the NASA Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
External sites with Lunar information
National Space Society – Space Settlements (http://space.nss.org/settlement/nasa/)
Lunarpedia (www.lunarpedia.org) – Maintained by the Moon Society. Not bad for a small, volunteer-run operation.
Lunar Settlement Index (lunarsettlementindex.org) – Maintained by the WayPaver Foundation. Pretty empty at the moment.
Lunar and Planetary Institute – Lunar Science and Exploration – [New website](www.lpi.usra.edu/exploration/index.shtml)
Lunar and Planetary Institute – Lunar Science and Exploration – [Old website](www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar)
Lunar and Planetary Institute – Publications (www.lpi.usra.edu/exploration/publications)
Lunar and Planetary Institute -Strategies (www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/strategies)
Lunar and Planetary Institute – USGS Reports (www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/USGS-Reports)
Lunar Exploration Analysis Group Reports (www.lpi.usra.edu/leag/reports.shtml)
SSI Conference Archives (ssi.org/ssi-conference-abstracts/)
In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU): A Graduate Seminar (https://sciences.ucf.edu/class/isru/)
Space Manufacturing 1983 (http://www.nss.org/settlement/manufacturing/spacemanufacturing1983.htm)[ABSTRACTS ONLY]
Advanced Automation for Space Missions (ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19830007077.pdf)
Space Resources and Space Settlements (ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19790024054.pdf)
Using the resources of the Moon to create a permanent, cislunar space faring system (http://www.spudislunarresources.com/Bibliography/p/102.pdf)
Anthony, J. Colozza, Wayne A. Wong, “Evaluation of a Stirling Solar Dynamic System for Lunar Oxygen Production”, NASA/TM — 2006-214360 , Lunar Oxygen
Microwave Sintering of Lunar Soil: Properties, Theory, and Practice (http://www.isruinfo.com/docs/microwave_sintering_of_lunar_soil.pdf)
Simulant development and use https://www.lpi.usra.edu/leag/Simulant-Development.pdf
Status of Lunar regolith simulants https://www.lpi.usra.edu/leag/reports/SIM_SATReport2010.pdf
Links to pages with more papers to find
Lunar Sourcebook references (www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/books/lunar_sourcebook/pdf/References.pdf) – A LOT of papers and books on Lunar science.
CLSE Landing Site Survey references (www.lpi.usra.edu/exploration/CLSE-landing-site-study/references/) – 40 pages of papers and books on Lunar science.