The Lunar 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.
These are the resources I’ll be constantly referring to because they have so much useful information.
Lunar Sourcebook (www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/books/lunar_sourcebook) – The first place I look for Lunar 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.